Frequently Asked Questions
Who can use the Mission on the Moon courses?
The Mission on the Moon courses are specifically designed for students and educators in grades 6 to 9.
The Mission on the Moon Virtual Coding and Physical Hardware courses are designed to be self-guided modules where students will progress through 'Part A: Mission Brief' and 'Part B: Your Mission'. Whether in the classroom, or at home, students will be able to progress through the content and coding projects at their own pace.
In addition to self-guided courses, the Mission on the Moon bundle also includes a package of Educator resources for classroom delivery. These resources include curriculum connections and presentation slide decks for delivering Mission on the Moon content in a classroom setting.
Do I need a k8 Robot and micro:bit to complete the Mission on the Moon courses?
No! The Mission on the Moon courses were specifically designed to offer both a Virtual Coding option and Physical Hardware option. The main goal of the Mission on the Moon project is to create accessible and approachable coding and robotics programming for students in grades 6 to 9, regardless of experience or access to hardware.
It is recommended that you enroll in the course which aligns with your coding requirements.
How are the Mission on the Moon courses completely free?
The Mission on the Moon project is undertaken with the financial support of the Canadian Space Agency.
Through the grant funding, education technology company, InkSmith, and the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University partnered to develop the programming and content behind Mission on the Moon.