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MINDSTORMS EV3 Core Set

Space Challenge

Learning Promise

In this unit, your pupils will work as scientists and engineers. They’ll immerse themselves in motivating STEM activities that prompt creative problem-solving, communication and teamwork. They’ll work on the Challenge Mat, an engaging and motivating platform where they’ll creatively apply their STEM knowledge and expand their problem-solving skills as they develop their Space Challenge solutions.

Key Stage 3
Engineering, Robotics, STEM

Lessons

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Space Challenge (Lesson 1)

Get Ready to Go to Mars

MINDSTORMS EV3 Core Set

Get started with the Space Challenge.

Engineering, Robotics, STEM
45-90 min.
Beginner
Key Stage 3
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Space Challenge (Lesson 2)

Activate Communications

MINDSTORMS EV3 Core Set

Design, build and program a robot that can navigate to the satellite dish and then push on it until it’s fully upright.

Engineering, Robotics, STEM
90-120 min.
Intermed.
Key Stage 3
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Space Challenge (Lesson 3)

Assemble Your Crew

MINDSTORMS EV3 Core Set

Design, build and program a robot that can navigate to the lunar base, pick up the flight commander and set her down at the base area.

Engineering, Robotics, STEM
90-120 min.
Intermed.
Key Stage 3
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Space Challenge (Lesson 4)

Free the MSL Robot

MINDSTORMS EV3 Core Set

Design, build and program a robot that can navigate to the crater and free the MSL robot so that all six of its wheels are back on the Martian surface.

Engineering, Robotics, STEM
90-120 min.
Intermed.
Key Stage 3
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Space Challenge (Lesson 5)

Launch the Satellite

MINDSTORMS EV3 Core Set

Design, build and program a robot that can place the Satellite inside of the marked area on the Challenge Mat.

Engineering, Robotics, STEM
90-120 min.
Intermed.
Key Stage 3
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Space Challenge (Lesson 6)

Return the Rock Samples

MINDSTORMS EV3 Core Set

Design, build and program a robot that can navigate to the Rock Samples, collect them and return them to the base area.

Engineering, Robotics, STEM
90-120 min.
Intermed.
Key Stage 3
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Space Challenge (Lesson 7)

Secure the Power Supply

MINDSTORMS EV3 Core Set

Design, build and program a robot that can navigate to the Solar Panel and rotate the handle to unfold it.

Engineering, Robotics, STEM
90-120 min.
Intermed.
Key Stage 3
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Space Challenge (Lesson 8)

Initiate Launch

MINDSTORMS EV3 Core Set

Design, build and program a robot that can navigate to the launch site and press the launch button to launch the Rocket and activate the Mars Outpost.

Engineering, Robotics, STEM
90-120 min.
Intermed.
Key Stage 3