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Exploring the Solar System: Mission to Space board game

In this activity, learners play a board game in which they represent a team of scientists and engineers sending a spacecraft on a mission to space.

DESCRIPTION

In this tabletop board game, players will represent a team of scientists and engineers sending a spacecraft on a mission to space. They'll meet with the surprises, setbacks, and success that accompany every scientific mission. The player who collects enough data and completes their mission first is the "winner," but all players are encouraged to complete their mission and discuss their results.

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DESCRIPTION

In this tabletop board game, players will represent a team of scientists and engineers sending a spacecraft on a mission to space. They'll meet with the surprises, setbacks, and success that accompany every scientific mission. The player who collects enough data and completes their mission first is the "winner," but all players are encouraged to complete their mission and discuss their results.

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OBJECTIVES

BIG IDEA

Every mission to space requires a lot of planning and hard work from team members with diverse sets of skills and expertise. 

LEARNING GOALS

  • 1. A successful mission to space takes a lot of planning, research, and curiosity. 

    2. Developing, planning, and completing a mission to space is a complex process with many steps. 

    3. Missions to space are full of surprises and challenges. 

Credits

YEAR CREATED
2019
OWNING INSTITUTION

Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY

FUNDING

This material is based on work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award numbers NNX16AC67A and 80NSSC18M0061. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

PERMISSIONS

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US).
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