The Space Startups Program is a new two year educational program for elementary students (5th-6th grades) led by a mentor from the Ramon Foundation together with their teacher.
The learning methodology is Project-Based Learning (PBL), and hands-on experience. The program incorporates principles from NASA’s astronaut training program – teamwork, mission management, project leadership, development of independent research capabilities, coping with challenges, and developing skills for public presentation. The mission methodology is also based on a startup project management approach in which students speak the organizational language.
This activity paves the initial path for understanding and acquiring diverse competencies and character qualities: problem-solving, perseverance, avoiding self-renunciation, leading by example, motivation, dream fulfillment, collaboration, different forms of leadership, and more.