Brief Description: This activity aims to give students a first understanding about the logic behind programming. Students will use oral commands to drive a rover at a distance and get it to its destination. More particularly, students will drive a Mars rover, set out to collect samples from Mars and try to get it to its drilling site.
Author of the activity: Tsourlidaki Eleftheria, email@example.com, Ellinogermaniki Agogi
Subject Domain(s): Environmental sciences – Students will need to study the morphology of the ground in order to drive their rover successfully.
Computer Sciences – Students are introduced to the idea of programming commands.
Connection to the science curriculum:
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Age Range: 10-11, 11-12, 12-13
Didactical Hours: 2 to 3 didactical hours
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