Activity

Code a Mars Sample Collection Video Game

This Code a Mars Sample Collection Video Game activity also includes:

Video game designer meets science in a lesson examining the science of space exploration. Young learners use online software to create a video game that mimics the process of sample collection on Mars. They must make appropriate decisions on time constraints and routes to be successful.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use as a math and science interdisciplinary lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires individual use of Internet-enabled devices
  • Expects a basic understanding of the Mars exploration
Pros
  • Includes detailed instructions with pictures
  • Uses a gamified approach to exploring scientific concepts
Cons
  • None