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Chase the moon.. Make it Habitable!

Space and STEM program for grades 1 to 12 students across Canada

This program is offered by Ontario Regional Malayalee Association(ORMA) in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency(CSA),  Indus Space Inc, and Astro STEM Labs. 

The main objective of this program is to use various methods and projects to make the learning of STEM and Space science fun and exciting for students across Canada. 

Chase the moon: Course Overview
Chase the moon: Videos


We provide a range of virtual space themed STEM programs that will introduce Gr. 1-12 students across Canada to the many facets of the Moon. Students can choose from a variety of courses to explore what they are passionate about, meet many Canadian space and STEM professionals. We will offer online camps that cover the basic introductions to understand why lunar exploration is important even now. We will also host weekly ‘Talk to a Space Scientist’ series with science games and contests. This allows students to learn from Canadian Space professionals and learn in virtual yet engaging ways.


International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)
Oct 16, 2021 ( 3 to 9pm EST)

Everyone will get to learn about lunar science and exploration, take part in celestial observations & honour connections to the moon.

This event is uniting Moon enthusiasts and curious people worldwide on one day each year to look at and learn about the Moon. Meet space professionals and explore moon-related topics in a virtual setting. Get a chance to connect with organizations and people who are passionate about the Moon, space and STEAM.


Astro Pi Mission Zero

Write program and run it on the International Space Station

Astro Pi mission zero is organized by European Space Agency in collaboration with the Raspberry Pi foundation. Young people write a simple program to take a humidity reading onboard the International Space Station and communicate it to the astronauts with a personalised message, which will be displayed for 30 seconds!
This year, all Mission Zero participants will have the opportunity to vote for the names of the two new Astro Pi computers that will be sent to the International Space Station in December.


Astro Pi Mission Space Lab

Design and program a scientific experiment to run on board the International Space Station.

Run a science experiment on the Astropi computers on the International Space Station on the following themes:
Life in space: 'Life in space’ experiments use one of the Astro Pi computers to investigate life inside the Columbus module.

Life on Earth: ‘Life on Earth’ experiments investigate life on the planet’s surface using one of the Astro Pi computers, which will be deployed in front of an Earth-facing window on the ISS.

Chase the moon: Projects


Chase the moon: Courses


Scratch is a block-based visual programming language for kids  created by MIT.   Using  Scratch, kids can create interactive stories, games, and animations. Scratch helps kids to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively

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Learn to program in Python which is a widely used, general purpose programming language. Python is the language of choice in schools because it helps kids to learn the fundamentals of programming quickly.


Chase the moon: Courses


Microbit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. Since projects will be done virtually, a physical microbit will not be used and all projects will be done via simulation.