Subjects: Programming, Mathematics, Arts
Age range: 8 – 12 years old
Keywords: Mathematics, Arts, Programming, Logical Thinking, Communication, Mission Control, Role-play
Download: Teacher’s guide and student worksheets
This activity will introduce students to logical thinking by planning, testing and executing a simple mission on the Moon. Students will work in pairs and take it in turns to play the roles of “mission controller” and “rover”. One student will give commands to enable the other to navigate blindly across the lunar surface. They will have to follow a set route to avoid obstacles, carry out missions and arrive safely at their final destination.
Learn about the different experiments astronauts could do on the Moon. For more Airbus Foundation Discovery Space animations about working on the Moon visit this page.