Exclusive Vernier STEM Activities: The Coding with Codey Rocky: Mission to Mars activities module is included with your purchase of Codey Rocky and Activities.
“Houston, this is Codey.”
Space travel has been a hot topic for decades, incorporating scientific exploration and wonder. Coding with Codey Rocky: Mission to Mars combines the fascination of space travel with the application of coding to solve real-world problems.
The activities in Coding with Codey Rocky: Mission to Mars are designed to introduce students to the fundamental structures of programming and to the features of Codey Rocky. In each activity, students write code in Makeblock’s free mBlock software and then test the programs with their Codey Rocky robot.
In addition, each activity includes Extensions, which are variations of the primary task for the activity. Extensions take a task to the next level, add new features, or combine ideas from previous activities. As we say in the Student Handouts, there is not just one correct solution to the Extensions, but we will give you one to show students if you want to help them get started. It is possible your students will come up with better programs than we did!
Each activity also includes detailed instructor information with troubleshooting tips and suggested extensions and sample program code, should you need it.