Mars Challenge – unplugged computing secondary resources

The Mars Challenge secondary school resources are a set of “unplugged” computing resources, aimed at students aged 11 to 14 years old.  The resources are set in the context of the European Space Agency ExoMars mission, which includes the launch and operation of the Rosalind Franklin rover to the surface of Mars.

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Instruction sets, flowcharts, abstraction, logic, algorithms, binary, bitmaps, steganography, logical reasoning, creating solutions to real world-problems, and computational logic. There are also opportunities to look at space careers and other cross -curricular topics.

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