SpaceIL and the Weizmann Institute of Science Host a New Online Trivia Game: Super Moon!
SpaceIL and the Weizmann Institute will host an online space trivia game leading up to Science Education Week. The participants will get to send personal messages to the Moon!
SpaceIL and the Weizmann Institute of Science will be hosting an online game full of fun and prizes. This interactive Space Trivia Game, “Super Moon,” will test the participants’ knowledge of the solar system, the Moon, space exploration and, of course, the unmanned mission that SpaceIL plans to send to the Moon. The game will launch online at the beginning of March, 2015, and the winners will be announced during Science Education Week at the Weizmann Institute of Science (March 22-29).
Super Moon will be offered to two age groups: 6-11 and 12-18. All entrants will win the opportunity to send a personal message to the Moon. The winners of the game will get the chance to join the SpaceIL team: They will receive official SpaceIL shirts and they will become members of the organization’s “young advisers” forum, a focus group for its educational activities.
The game is in Hebrew.
Science Education Week
In addition to the game, SpaceIL will be offering a series of activities on the Weizmann campus over the course of the Science Education Week. These include a workshop focused on the scientific experiment planned by SpaceIL to explore the Moon’s magnetic field will have participants looking for magnetic properties in rocks they find in the Clore Garden of Science. Another workshop will be given for teachers; and a number of lectures will be offered to the general public on the subject of the Israeli “space race”.
Prof. Oded Aharonson and Dr. Avi Barliya of the Weizmann Institute’s Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, who lead the SpaceIL science experiment team, will be participating in the activities.