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Mars Rover-Landing Challenge
Unit Choice Board

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Choice Board

Choice Board Examples & Strategies

Use the Choice Board to allow students to display their voice and choice within their learning. The Choice Board can be used in multiple ways by the teacher to:

  • Engage students who finish early
  • Assess what students have learned at different points throughout the Unit
  • Extend the Unit or lesson
  • Allow students to display their learning in the Share section

The Choice Board is intended to provide content that can be added to the classroom’s existing Choice Board or to any bulletin board in the classroom.

The following is the Choice Board for this Unit:

Choice Board
Eye Sensor, Eye Sensor, What do you see?
Go find other classroom objects, and test your project to figure out what other things the Eye Sensor can detect. What is similar about the objects that it detects? Keep a list of what you test, and if the Code Base drove to it and stopped.
Forever and ever
How else can you use a Forever loop? Build a project in VEXcode GO to make the Code Base drive in a repeated pattern. Test your project and see how the Code Base moves. Why does the [Forever] block keep the Code Base moving?
In a Loop
Think about patterns that repeat in your behavior, like sleeping at night and waking in the morning, or going to school then having a weekend. Draw or write your own Forever loop, with those behaviors inside the loop.
Virtual Field Trip
Use classroom resources to learn 5 fun facts about Mars. Write or draw your fun facts and share with the class. Add your work to the class bulletin board to create a Virtual Field Trip to Mars for your class.
Add an Eye Sensor
What is a device or object that you use at home or school, that could be more useful with an Eye Sensor? Draw your design, and write about why the Eye Sensor would make it better.
Wait until Directions
Write or draw directions to somewhere in your school using “wait until”— like “Walk and wait until you get to the desk, then turn right.” What do you see along the way that tells you where to go next? Test out your directions with a friend.
Avoiding Obstacles
Code the Code Base to avoid the obstacle once it is detected in your project. Add blocks to make your robot drive away from the obstacle after it is detected.
Wait Until Push
Open the Wait until Push example project and test it to make your Code Base move when the LED Bumper is pressed. Add blocks to make your robot drive in a shape, or do a "dance move" when the LED Bumper is pressed.
Design a New Rover
Design a new space rover to explore Mars. Plan and build an addition to the Code Base rover to allow it to carry delicate scientific samples, or add a camera that can turn 360 degrees to capture images of the Mars surface. Sketch and label your design then build and test it with the Code Base rover.