SGC Season 2 Challenges (PK–12)

SKU: 990-0020

Season 2 of the Sphero Global Challenge may be complete, but you can still get in on the fun! This bundle gives you access to all five Heroes Among Us challenges via a digital license. 

Whether you want to host your own school competition, practice for Season 3, or simply want an exciting activity for school or home, this bundle will provide hours of STEM learning, problem solving, and collaboration for kids and students PreK–12.

Please note that this bundle is for completing challenges independently and do not qualify teams for the Sphero World Championship. To participate in the current season (Season 3) of the Sphero Global Challenge—Sphero in the Wild—register here.

What’s included:

Included challenges:

  • indi Community Heroes (for Pre-K–2) Learn More >
  • littleBits Invent 4 Good: Super Suit Mission (upper elementary and middle school) Learn More >
  • BOLT: Super Senses Mission (upper elementary and middle school) Learn More >
  • RVR + littleBits Search & Rescue Mission (upper elementary and middle school) Learn More >
  • RVR Super Car Mission (high school) Learn More >

For each challenge, you’ll receive:

  • Coaching Guides
  • Team Meeting Agendas
  • Sphero Global Challenge Official Rules Book and Evaluation Rubrics
  • Sphero Community Customizable Resources and Collateral
  • And More!


A license for digital download will be provided via email after checkout. Robots sold separately.

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    Price:
    $40

    What Coaches Get

    Upon purchase, we’ll send you the Coaching Guides with instructions for every 2021-2022 season challenge.

    Download and view all other Season 2 resources below!

    2021/2022 Season: Five Unique Challenges

    The competition, and its five unique challenges, are an opportunity for students to go deeper with computational thinking, engineering, and programming skills in our various STEM and coding competitions.

    indi Community Heroes

    Learn More >

    littleBits Invent for Good Competition badge.

    SKILLS

    Students will honor a community hero while using indi to demonstrate their understanding of:

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

    AGE BRACKETS

    Primary (Ages 4-8)

    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    2 Sphero indi Student Kits

    Optional: Sphero Craft Pack

    littleBits Super Suit

    Learn More >

    littleBits Invent for Good Competition badge.

    AGE BRACKETS

    Upper Elementary (Ages 8-11)

    Middle School (Ages 11-14)

    SKILLS

    Students will use littleBits to design and build a wearable solution that augments and amplifies the senses while building skills in:

    • Circuitry
    • Engineering design
    • Debugging

    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    littleBits STEAM+ Kit (recommended) or other littleBits Kit

    Optional: Sphero Craft Pack

    BOLT Super Senses

     

    Learn More >

    littleBits Invent for Good Competition badge.

    AGE BRACKETS

    Upper Elementary (Ages 8-11)

    Middle School (Ages 11-14)

    SKILLS

    Students will harness BOLT's super-sensing abilities to complete superhero missions—all the while learning different programming skills including:

    • Loops
    • Conditionals
    • Variables
    • Functions

    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    2 Sphero BOLT robots

    City Code Mat and/or Sphero Craft Pack

    RVR + littleBits Search & Rescue

    Learn More >

    BOLT Space Mission Badge.

    AGE BRACKETS

    Upper Elementary (Ages 8-11)

    Middle School (Ages 11-14)

    SKILLS

    Students will use RVR and littleBits to create a machine that will semi-autonomously complete search-and-rescue missions in this real-world application of:

    • Loops
    • Conditionals
    • Variables
    • Functions

    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    1 Sphero RVR

    1 RVR Topper Kit

    Sphero Craft Pack (optional)

    RVR Super Car

     

    Learn More >

    RVR MARS MISSION BADGE.

    AGE BRACKETS

    High School (Ages 14-18)

    SKILLS

    Students will make a Super Car with RVR and a Raspberry Pi while practicing:

    • Advanced Coding
    • Circuitry
    • Engineering design
    • Debugging

    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    Sphero RVR

    Raspberry Pi (not available on sphero.com)

    Access to Sphero SDK (free)

    littleBits Invent for Good Competition badge.
    littleBits Invent for Good Competition badge.
    littleBits Invent for Good Competition badge.
    BOLT Space Mission Badge.
    RVR MARS MISSION BADGE.

    AGE BRACKETS

    • Primary (Ages 4-8)

    • Upper Elementary (Ages 8-11)

      Middle School (Ages 11-14)

    • Upper Elementary (Ages 8-11)

      Middle School (Ages 11-14)

    • Upper Elementary (Ages 8-11)

      Middle School (Ages 11-14)

    • High School (Ages 14-18)

    SKILLS

    • Students will honor a community hero while using indi to demonstrate their understanding of:

      • Problem Solving
      • Algorithmic Thinking
      • Basic Coding Concepts
      • Pattern Recognition
    • Students will use littleBits to design and build a wearable solution that augments and amplifies the senses while building skills in:

      • Circuitry
      • Engineering design
      • Debugging
    • Students will harness BOLT's super-sensing abilities to complete superhero missions—all the while learning different programming skills including:

      • Loops
      • Conditionals
      • Variables
      • Functions
    • Students will use RVR and littleBits to create a machine that will semi-autonomously complete search-and-rescue missions in this real-world application of:

      • Algorithms
      • Circuitry
      • Engineering design
      • Debugging
    • Students will make a Super Car with RVR and a Raspberry Pi while practicing:

      • Advanced Coding
      • Circuitry
      • Engineering design
      • Debugging

    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    indi: Community Heroes Mission logo

    Sphero indi: Community Heroes Mission

    In the Sphero indi: Community Heroes event, students are given the opportunity to highlight a community hero and tell their story through indi’s movements. Students have the option to use indi's color tiles (no screens required) to demonstrate algorithmic thinking and pattern recognition or use block coding in the new Sphero Edu Jr. app to program indi's behavior and movement.

    What You’ll Need:

    littleBits Invent 4 Good: Super Suit Mission

    littleBits Invent 4 Good: Super Suit Mission

    Through collaboration, and critical thinking students will unleash their inner engineer as they work to identify problems and develop solutions using littleBits and their Invention Cycle: create, play, remix, and share. Students will showcase their solutions and inventions with a creative infographic and video.

    What You’ll Need:

    BOLT: Super Senses Mission logo

    BOLT: Super Senses Mission

    Students will be challenged to complete mission objectives through different programming skills including loops, conditionals, variables, and functions. Students will program BOLTs using block or text (JavaScript) programming in the Sphero Edu app. 

    What You’ll Need:

    RVR + littleBits: Search & Rescue Mission

    RVR + littleBits: Search & Rescue Mission

    Students will design, build, and engineer solutions using RVR and littleBits. Throughout this event, students will work on programming and debugging skills, engineering beginning to intermediate circuits with littleBits, and then combine the two in order to complete the mission objectives. Students will focus on algorithms, circuitry, engineering design, and debugging.

    What You’ll Need:

    RVR Super Car Mission logo

    Sphero RVR: Super Car Mission

    In this hackathon-style event, students will use Raspberry Pi to turn Sphero RVR into a supercar for a superhero. Students will demonstrate their proficiency in programming, engineering using documentation from the Sphero Public SDK. Students will get a taste of the engineering process that it takes to build a product from concept to final delivery by budgeting, creating a cost/benefit analysis, prototyping and iteration.

    What You’ll Need:

    micro:bit invention with laptop in the background.

    DREAM TEAMS ASSEMBLE

    Starting a team of real-life heroes is easy! Coaches do not need to be programmers, or even educators, to support students through the Sphero Global Challenge. Instead, act as a facilitator as students work to explore, solve problems, and unleash their creativity.

    Sphero will provide a mission brief, lessons, and agendas for each event, as well as a forum for coaches to provide one another support. 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.  For larger groups of students (i.e. robotics clubs), we recommend forming multiple teams. Coaches are able to lead as many teams as they'd like.

    Team Roles

    Coaches can encourage collaboration, communication, and team building by giving students team roles to help fulfill all of the elements of the mission objectives.
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