StarGuards

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StarGuards is a collaborative problem-solving game played by Year 5 students as part of their learning about the solar system.

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Welcome to the solar system in 2150. Every inch of the solar system has been explored and all the planets are used by humans.

A series of space challenges are on the horizon. How will you, the rulers of the solar system, solve these challenges?

In the game, we have ‘open negotiation’, where everyone tries to come up with ideas to solve the space challenges.  Every time a group of people think they have the solution to a space challenge, they must explain the solution to the Fates. If the Fates agree that this solution is acceptable, the challenge is solved.

Teams

  • Fate (2 students) – they run the game and can make up new rules
  • Engineers (2 students) – they can build machines
  • Cosmologists (2 students) – they have lots of good ideas
  • Voyager 1 1 (2 students) – they tell everyone what the space challenges are
  • the Moon (2 students) – they have resources and a spaceship
  • Earth (3 students) – they have resources and a spaceship
  • Mercury (2 students) – they have resources and a spaceship
  • Mars (3 students) – they have resources and a spaceship
  • Venus (2 students) – they have resources and a spaceship
  • Saturn (3 students) – they have resources and a spaceship
  • Jupiter (3 students) – they have resources and a spaceship
  • Uranus (2 students) – they have resources and a spaceship
  • Venus (2 students) – they have resources and a spaceship

Things to solve the space challenges with

  • engineers’ machines
  • cosmologists’ ideas
  • resources from teams
  • space ships from teams
  • your creative thinking!

 

 

If you want to play StarGuards at your school, drop me a line…