SGC Season 5 Registration (Early Elementary Students) | indi: Jurassic Journey

SKU: 990-Global050
Price:
$40

In the indi: Jurassic Journey Event, students tap into their creativity and collaborate with others to learn about dinosaurs, design a beautiful landscape, and apply their computational thinking skills.

This Event invites teams of up to five students (born after May 1, 2016, ages 8 and younger) to compete in a time-travel adventure. The Sphero Global Challenge allows students to compete with their peers around the world, with the top teams invited to participate in our Sphero World Championships (SWC) in Spring 2025, where they can put their skills to the ultimate test.

There is no need for coaches to be expert programmers! As mission facilitators, they'll guide students to explore, solve problems, and let their creativity shine.


About the Adventurous Event
The indi: Jurassic Journey Event challenges students to sharpen computational thinking and teamwork skills while showcasing their creative genius to show what they know about dinosaurs.

Coaching materials will be available after redeeming your team’s code on the Sphero Global Challenge Registration Site.


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What's Included

  • Coaching Guide
  • Mission Objectives
  • Competition Rules and Evaluation Rubric
  • Meeting Agendas
  • Submission Slideshow Templates
  • Coaching support from the Sphero team

Important Dates

Virtual Submissions

May 15, 2024 - Registration Opens

September 24, 2024 - Coaches Webinar and Season Kickoff

January 14, 2025 - Office Hours Webinar for Coaches

February 3, 2025 - Registration Deadline (virtual submissions)

February 14, 2025 - Virtual Submissions Due

April 21 - May 1, 2025 - Sphero World Championships - where finalists get their moment in the spotlight with our judges for a brief and exciting evaluation period.


Regional Invitationals - In-Person

Teams near select locations have the opportunity to compete in person in regional invitationals and state tournaments. See the full list of in-person opportunities here.

Required & Optional Materials

Required

(1) Sphero indi Student Kit per group

Various craft supplies for building (available in the Sphero Craft Pack)

Video recording device (such as a smartphone)


 

Optional

Device with access to Sphero Edu Jr app

Compatible iOS or Android programming device

Sphero Craft Pack

indi: Jurassic Journey!

indi can do a lot of amazing things–but can indi travel through time!?

In this year’s Sphero Global Challenge, teams will create a time traveling machine to transport indi to the past where indi will follow a dinosaur around for a day.
Teams will tap into their creativity and collaborate with others to learn about dinosaurs, design a beautiful landscape, and apply their computational thinking skills.

Gather Your Chrononaut Crew!

Starting a team to embark on a journey through time is easier than you think!

The Coaching Guide will give you the tools and structure to guide students through the indi: Jurassic Journey Event. The Sphero Global Challenge is perfect for after-school programs, STEM/STEAM Clubs, school-day science blocks, or even for students to work on at home.

Structuring Your Team

Teams can consist of 1–5 students. After purchasing the registration, you will be emailed a redemption code, which you can use to register your team on the official Sphero Global Challenge site. For larger groups, we recommend forming multiple teams. In this case, you need to purchase a registration and enter a redemption code for each team separately. Coaches are welcome to lead as many teams as they'd like.

A Challenge That’s FUN

“Be ready for a challenge, but it's a really fun one. You should still do it even if you don’t know how to code. Overcoming all the unexpected challenges and figuring it out is the best part.”

–Team 23983A, The Sphero Heroes

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indi: Jurassic Journey

Age Brackets

Early Elementary (Ages 4-8)chevron_right

Skills

Students will create a time-traveling machine to transport indi to the past, where indi will follow a dinosaur for a day and demonstrate their understanding of:

• Problem Solving
• Algorithmic Thinking
• Basic Coding Concepts
• Pattern Recognition

What You'll Need

• 1 Sphero indi Student Kit per group (sold separately)
• Various craft supplies (available in Sphero Craft Pack)
• Video recording device (such as a smartphone)
• Optional: Access to Sphero Edu Jr app
• Optional: Compatible iOS/Android device
• Optional: Sphero Craft Pack

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BOLT: Time Travel Odyssey

Age Brackets

Upper Elementary (Ages 8-11)chevron_right

Middle School (Ages 11-14)chevron_right

Skills

Students take BOLT and Blueprint on a journey through time, completing fun and challenging Missions in the past, present, and future— while learning different skills, including:

• Loops
• Conditionals
• Variables
• Functions

What You'll Need

• 2 Sphero BOLT robots per group (sold separately)
• 1 Sphero Global Challenge Season 5 Blueprint Kit (sold separately)
BOLT Maze and Grid Mat (recommended not required; Coaching Guide provides alternatives & printable instructions)
• 6’ x 9’ hard & flat surface for the Competition Field + materials for marking the field
• Video recording device (such as a smartphone)
• 2 programming devices with the Sphero Edu app installed

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RVR+: Portal Through Time

Age Brackets

Upper Elementary (Ages 8-11)chevron_right

Middle School (Ages 11-14)chevron_right

Skills

Students will program RVR+ to transport supplies and autonomously navigate through time and space through five Mission Objectives that develop programming skills, including:

• Loops
• Conditionals
• Variables
• Functions

What You'll Need

• 1 Sphero RVR+ or RVR robot per group (sold separately)
• 1 Sphero Global Challenge Season 5 Blueprint Kit (sold separately)
1 RVR+ Blueprint Plate (recommended but optional, sold separately)
• 6’ x 9’ hard & flat surface for the Competition Field + materials for marking the field
• Video recording device (such as a smartphone)
• 1 programming device with the Sphero Edu app installed