The LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 was just recently released and LEGO already has something planned for the near future. With development assistance from space experts, LEGO will be releasing the Space Challenge Activity Pack for the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3. Included in this pack are some Challenge Missions, Learning Missions, and a Learning to Gear project to teach and educate students about the topic of space exploration. Educators will be able to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to students while giving a hands-on experience. Students will no doubt be excited to learn about space using the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 in class.

The Space Challenge is for all educators that want to teach STEM through hands-on problem solving. No matter if this is your first experience using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® or robotics or not, this learning program has been developed to support you and to make the materials suitable for your teaching environment.

In the Space Challenge Activity Pack, there are seven Challenge Missions, nine Learning Missions and one Learning to Gear project. Each Mission and project presents a fun STEM learning opportunity. Student and teacher materials are provided in a multimedia content environment with the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Content Editor featuring all the tools the students needs for documenting and presenting their findings and results as they progress through the material.

Three Research Projects, co-developed with space experts, provide rich opportunities for students to explore and creating innovative solutions to current space exploration topics. The Research Projects are built on three key problems that researchers around the world are trying to solve – how to ensure that humans survive in space, how humans can create energy in space, and how robots can help humans explore space.

Accompanying the Space Challenge Activity Pack is the Space Challenge Set, a theme-based set that includes three learning mats, the Challenge mat plus lots of LEGO elements for building the challenge models.

To undertake the Space Challenge in a small group, students require:

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set
LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Software
LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Space Challenge Set
LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Space Challenge Activity Pack

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