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EV3 Space Challenge

The Space Challenge is for all educators that want to teach STEM through hands-on problem solving. No matter if this is your first experience using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® or robotics or not, this learning program has been developed to support you and to make the materials suitable for your teaching environment.

In the Space Challenge Activity Pack there are seven Challenge Missions, nine Learning Missions, one Learning to Gear project and three Research Projects. Each Mission and project presents a fun STEM learning opportunity. Student and teacher materials are provided in a multimedia content environment with the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Content Editor featuring all the tools the students needs for documenting and presenting their findings and results as they progress through the material.

The three Research Projects, co-developed with space experts, provide rich opportunities for students to explore and creating innovative solutions to current space exploration topics. The Research Projects are built on three key problems that researchers around the world are trying to solve – how to ensure that humans survive in space, how humans can create energy in space, and how robots can help humans explore space.




Learning to Gear
Learn the basics of gears, so students can build effective robots applying knowledge of physical science and mathematics principles.




Learning Missions
Investigate, observe, calculate and apply your knowledge to solve specific tasks.




Space Challenge
Apply and creatively adapt programming and problem-solving skills to make robots solve Challenges related to space exploration.




Research Projects
Discussions and projects designed to familiarize students with the planning and development for space exploration.




Accompanying the Space Challenge Activity Pack is the Space Challenge Set, a theme-based set that includes three learning mats, the Challenge mat plus lots of LEGO elements for building the challenge models. 

To undertake the Space Challenge students require:

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set
LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Software
LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Space Challenge Set
LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Space Challenge Activity Pack