Innoventures Education reaches the Guinness record for the largest space exploration lesson in the world

  • Supervised by NASA astronauts and top scientists, students aged 12 to 18 joined the class in multiple locations of Innoventures Education schools
  • As part of the lesson, students designed a rover to help humans survive and thrive on Mars.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Thousands of Dubai students from Innoventures Education schools have achieved the Guinness record for ‘the world’s largest space exploration lesson across multiple sites’. In another historic moment for Dubai, 2,299 students representing 108 nationalities from Dubai International Academy Emirates Hills, Dubai International Academy Al Barsha, Raffles World Academy, Raffles International School and Collegiate International School completed the lessons from their classrooms.

Poonam Bhojani, CEO of Innoventures Education, said, “Innoventures Education has always believed in providing world-class education. Bringing NASA astronauts and world-renowned scientists to Dubai to mentor our students is in line with this vision. We are so proud of all of our students who participated in this record-breaking lesson; and we hope it was a memorable and rewarding learning experience.

Students were mentored by famous names in space exploration and science, including Commander Susan Kilrain, a veteran astronaut on two Space Shuttle flights; Dr. Michaela Musilova, astrobiologist, analog astronaut and writer; Joel Gilmore, professional science communicator; Michael Holmstrom, CEO and co-founder of STEM Punks Ventures; and Damien Aldridge, Education Director of STEM Punks.

Hitesh Bhagat, Director of Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills, said: “We are thrilled to see our students enter the record books with truly incredible achievement. As educators, we can hope that being mentored by world-renowned people will also inspire our students to aim for the stars. Our intention with this initiative was to create an immersive and experiential learning environment for our students.

Mars rovers like Opportunity and Perseverance were designed for exploration, but once humans arrive on Mars, what kinds of jobs will the rovers need to do? Would they do more exploration? Or build, transport and mine ice instead? What would they look like to be able to do this work? ​Applying their design thinking skills, Innoventures Education students designed their versions of the Mars rovers during the lesson and peer-reviewed them. Then they will prepare the prototype of the rover.

This unique lesson took place during Space Camp 2101. Innoventures Education has partnered with award-winning company Starlight Education to offer students aged 12-18 the unique opportunity to design a sustainable habitat with real astronauts and scientists high level from all over the world. world. Space 2011 was held from October 17 to 21 at DIA Al Barsha. The five-day program helped students develop critical thinking, leadership and teamwork, presentation skills, new STEM skills as well as in-depth knowledge of designing spatial habitats suitable for well-being. To be human.


About Innoventures Education

Founded in 2004, Innoventures Education is committed to bringing world-class education to Dubai. It operates five schools, namely Dubai International Academy at Emirates Hills, Dubai International Academy at Al Barsha, Raffles World Academy, Raffles International School, Collegiate International School and nine Raffles Early Childhood Centers (ECCs) spread across Dubai. We offer the International Baccalaureate, American and British programs in our schools for children. We are open to enrolling children aged 45 days to 18 years old. One of the main features of our schools and ECCs is that we provide mother tongue education in 14 different languages ​​during the school day, including French and other European languages. All of our schools and ECCs are renowned for their high-quality programs, inspiring learning environments, and commitment to academic excellence. Together, we have a total enrollment of over 8,000 students from over 120 countries, with a dedicated and inspiring team of educators and administrators from virtually every corner of the globe.

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