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This video follows the Jinx team through Space Camp’s Robotics to the Rescue Challenge. The team is given a robot and then allowed to design and build modifications, program, and finally test their robot. The robots must be designed and programmed to complete an obstacle course that involves rescuing a stranded astronaut, delivering oxygen, releasing a solar aray for energy, and delivering supplies. The Jinx team goes through many modifications and tests before getting their robot just right. They are able to earn enough points in the obstacle course to land them in 2nd place.

This video is circa 2000.

Length: 05:15

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SC (9-12) Earth and Space Elective
12. Describe challenges and required technologies for space exploration.
  • Identifying long-term human space travel needs, including life support
  • Identifying applications of propulsion technologies for space travel
  • Identifying new instrumentation and communication technologies needed for space information gathering
  • Examples: Mars Exploration Rover, Cassini spacecraft and Huygens probe, Gravity Probe B
  • Identifying benefits to the quality of life that have been achieved through space advances
  • Examples: cellular telephone, GPS
  • Identifying new technology used to gather information, including spacecraft, observatories, space-based telescopes, and probes
    SC2015 (9-12) Earth and Space Science
    6. Obtain and evaluate information about Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and Einstein to communicate how their findings challenged conventional thinking and allowed for academic advancements and space exploration.


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