Take the challenge and create a sport we can play on Mars. Contact: Suprschool@aol.com
On the poles of Mars, there are polar ice caps. The ice cap on the north pole is about the size of Texas and is 2 miles tall. This great surface of ice is a great area to play hockey, or just go for a casual skate. Dress well though as the temperatures can drop to -125 degrees C, compared to 20 degrees C at the equator in the summer. There are different areas for different types of sports on the ice cap. Hockey will be played in a tournament for each week and the winning team will win the Martian Cup. However, they can only keep it for a week as the next team to win will then take hold of the Cup. Along with hockey, there are some curling areas if you enjoy the sport. This sport will also be played in a tournament and the winning squad will be given Martian medals. These prizes you can keep for as long as you wish. If you like a good competition, there is another area where skaters can show their speed and compete against other skaters. Once again this sport will be played in a tournament. 10 skaters will be matched up against each other and the skater with the fastest time in each matchup will advance to the next round. Grab a partner because figure skating will be another sport that will be played on the ice caps. This sport will be played similar to speeed skating because 10 pairs will be matched up against each other. A judge will decide the winner of each match. All in all, if you like the events that are held in the Winter Olympics, come to the ice cap on the north pole of Mars.
Basketball and Baseball on Mars
Have you ever wished that you could dunk in basketball but you are just too small? If so, come play at Mars, and be a high flyer just like Blake Griffin and Lebron James. The Martian atmosphere has only 1 percent the density of Earth’s and contains mostly carbon dioxide with little amounts of water vapor. This results in people being able to jump and go flying more than ever before. Not only will you be able to slam dunk like never before, but on Mars you will also be able to hit a baseball like some of the best in the MLB. Balls will fly so far and won’t dare to drop down until it flies farther than a ball ever could on Earth. These two popular sports on Earth will be much better to play on Mars due to its thin atmosphere that make many things possible.
customizable templates. Get Started
Bob Barboza is an educator, STEM and STEAM++ journalist, software designer and founder/director of the Barboza Space Center, Kids Talk Radio, and Super School Software. Contact: Suprschool@aol.com