Students come and challenge their space expertise with engaging questions and fantastic images, all in a fun gaming environment!
Three different missions are available to kick-start their minds: one for each of three key exhibits they will visit at Kennedy Space Center.
Educational standards-based information is presented in a playful way to prepare students, help them interact while on their field trip, and enhance their experience afterwards when back in the classroom. Students compete to earn towards increasing levels every step of the way.
Their mission begins in the classroom preparing for a visit to the Space Center. Thought provoking challenges help get the creative juices flowing and focus the mind on the up-coming excursion. The on-location missions assist in creating meaningful interactions with the actual exhibits. Finally, students extend and reflect with a final mission designed to lock in their new found knowledge.
Missions include the following:
What Makes a Hero? Discover the Rocket Garden – Students learn about the character traits present in different types of heroes. Challenges are designed to spark imagination and put students in the mindset of NASA engineers, scientists, and astronauts. Through real-world scenarios and goal-centered tasks players walk in the footsteps of giants and discover what it takes to reach beyond the stars.
Mission to Math: Discover Space Shuttle Atlantis – Students will engage in math challenges that show math as a language anyone can speak. While on location, players will find stunning, interactive exhibits that motivate them to learn more. Math standards from 5th to 9th grade are incorporated seamlessly into the game to encourage thinking in math terminology.
To the Moon! Discover NASA’s Apollo Missions – History was made with the Apollo missions, and this mission game helps students relive those world-changing moments! Players will anticipate, experience, and relive the years leading up to and including the moon missions. This game helps todays’ youth understand the challenges, sacrifices, and lessons learned along the way. Actual artifacts, rockets, and personal stories help students relate to an era that put a man on the moon.