ALEX Learning Assets
Title: Command a Robot
Digital Tool: Challenge: Robot
Digital Tool Description: Challenge Robot is an interactive game for student engineers provided by National Geographic. Students will program and solve problems using the robot in the game. The interactive tool supports programming skills for robotics.
Title: Fly Me to the Moon- A Virtual Field Trip
Digital Tool: Video Tour of the Moon
Digital Tool Description: Provided by Nasa, this tool will show the students the different surfaces of the moon. The video views all sides of the moon and the interesting surfaces one would encounter on a trip to the moon.
Title: Explore the Solar System
Digital Tool: NASA Space Interactives
Digital Tool Description: Students use this interactive to discover information about each of the planets as well as asteroids, comets, and satellites. If NASA has a mission there you can click on it to learn more. This interactive will allow you to play games as you learn about different items in the Solar System.
Title: What Can Satellites Do?
Digital Tool: Wonderopolis Videos
Digital Tool Description: This Wonder of the Day will help you learn more about some things that it would be hard to imagine living without…but that we can’t see!
Have you ever wondered…
What can satellites do?
How many satellites orbit the Earth?
When was the first satellite launched into orbit?
Did you know?Without these things, our daily lives would look much different. Some of us couldn’t watch television. Some of us couldn’t figure out how to navigate from one place to another when traveling. Some of us could be endangered by bad weather that we didn’t know was coming. What are we talking about? Satellites, of course!