Virtual Sojourner
Student Activity #2: Remote Rover Rock Hunt

Level 2--Find the Rock, but Watch Out!


This activity is played between two classrooms--one is the "Site Class" and the other is the "Search Class." The Site places a "rock" (a real one or paper representation) in their classroom and moves a "rover" according to the commands from the Searchers. This version differs from Level 1 by providing the searchers MORE information and additional hazards!


Suggestions for the Site Class

Constrain the hazard size to the dimensions of the rover.
Leave a navigable path to the rock.
Vary the hazards imaginatively--a "sand pit" slows rover movement to half, a boulder is impassable, a magnetic field garbles communication, etc.
Tell the other class how many hazards and describe them.


Suggestions for the Search Class