A Race to the Moon against the Baron!
Her Majesty's Extraordinary Adventurers are back, and this time the sky's the limit - literally. Prussia's Baron von Vaderstein has discovered a working alien spaceship buried at the base of the Giza pyramids and has used it to launch himself on a journey to the vessel's ancient point of origin - the Moon! The Adventurers have uncovered a spaceship of their own, a twin to the first in every way, but its functions are a mystery to the Adventurers. Can they learn the mathematical and logical principles of the ship's marvelous alien Mechabrain to undertake their own voyage? If so, can they catch up to the Baron, or perhaps even beat him to the Moon? And what awaits them all when they reach the ships' ancient Lunar home?
Key Topic Areas
This program features marble-driven computers and vintage calculating instruments that teach mechanical logic, mathematical principles, and the processes of modern digital computing. Participants will work within the adventure role play narrative of the story to solve situational problems dealing with:
Roots, square roots, cubes, cube roots
Binary math and principles of mechanics and logic
Multi-digit addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
Ratio and rate reasoning
Graphic points on a four quadrant plane
Interested in joining the adventure of a lifetime and putting your mathematical and logical talents toward the quest for the Moon?
Explore Space 1889: Journey to the Moon Presentation (TBD)
Download the Program Description/Common Core Map
Please Note: Presentation and materials are for showcase purposes only and not meant to be used without explicit permission.
Components of the alien mechabrain
A sample of my ever growing artifacts-in-computing collection that are part of the program. Click on any photo to learn more about a device. Use the arrows at the left and right to move to different photos or simply allow the photos to scroll automatically.
Logistics, Fee & Delivery Requirements
Duration: 2.0 hour basic program -OR- 3.0 hour full program | Age Range: 9-Adult/Senior | Participants: 10-30 | Cost: Starting at $249 for 2 hours ; $269 for 3 hours | Requirements: Video Projector with HDMI port and speakers ; Document Camera with light, rotate, and zoom ; 1 large table for presenter's items ; 10 medium tables with 4 chairs each for hands-on stations ; 1.0 hour setup and breakdown times ; additional travel charges may apply. Contact for details.
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