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NASA Moon 2 Mars

Exciting space-themed coding adventures by Tynker in collaboration with NASA!

Activity Details

Explore NASA’s exciting new efforts to reach the Moon and then Mars. Students can design their own animated mission patch, imagine their life as an Artemis astronaut on the Lunar Gateway, and more. Beginners can try step-by-step tutorials, while experienced programmers can create their own original projects with block or text coding.

Teacher Notes

Students can explore multiple space-themed coding adventures! They can tap into their artistic side in "Design a Mission Patch" or apply their storytelling skills in "Tell Your Lunar Gateway Story", all while strengthening their coding abilities. Step-by-step tutorials are inlcuded for the students to follow and complete their activities. Younger students can choose the Tynker Blocks version, and the older students can try the JavaScript version.
Teacher Guide: Design a Mission Patch (Tynker Blocks)
Teacher Guide: Tell Your Lunar Gateway Story (Tynker Blocks)
Teacher Guide: Tell Your Lunar Gateway Story (JavaScript)


CCSS-ELA: RI.1.7, RF.1.4, RF.1.4.A, SL.1.1, RI.2.7, RF.2.4, RF.2.4.A, SL.2.1, RI.3.7, RF.3.4, RF.3.4.A, SL.3.1, RF.4.4.A, RF.1.4.A, RF.4.4, SL.4.1, RF.5.4.A, RF.5.4, SL.5.1, RI.6.4, RI.6.7, SL.6.1, SL.7.1, RI.7.4, SL.8.1, RI.8.4, RI.9-10.5, RI.11-12.6
CCSS-Math: MP.1
K12CS: P1.1, P1.3, P2.1, P2.3-2.4, P3.2-3.3, P4.4, P5.1-5.2, P6.1-6.3, P7.2-7.3
CSTA: 1A-AP-09, 1A-AP-10, 1A-AP-11, 1A-AP-12, 1A-AP-13, 1B-AP-11, 1B-AP-12, 1B-AP-14, 1B-AP-15, 2-AP-13, 2-AP-16, 2-AP-17, 3A-AP-17, 3A-AP-11, 3A-AP-17
CS CA: K-2.AP.12, K-2.AP.13, K-2.AP.14, K-2.AP.15, K-2.AP.16, 3-5.AP.10, 3-5.AP.13, 3-5.AP.14, 3-5.AP.17, 6-8.AP.13, 6-8.AP.16, 6-8.AP.17, 9-12.AP.12, 9-12.AP.16
ISTE: 1.c, 1.d, 4.d, 5.c, 5.d, 6.b

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Grades K-12
Programming language Blocks, Tynker, JavaScript, HTML
Experience Beginner
Activity type DIY Project
Length 50 mins
Runs on: Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser
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