Fidel the Space Dog (Space & Robotics) Summer Camp 24 Hours

Participants embrace a chosen character (Euclid, Sufi and Iso) presented in the story. Participants investigate what it takes to make it into space. These protagonists, using their ingenuity, ozobots, the characters prepare for a future space mission by creating a model spacecraft to send a robot or even Fidel the Space Dog to explore new territories.

Day 1

  • Overview
    Overview

    Estimated time: 4 hours Character: Participants choose one of three characters from pictures of Sufi, Euclid, and Iso– read character sheet and discuss who this character might be and what their life is like. (Media)

    Story: Fidel the Space Dog Graphic Novel Page 1 (Media)

    Media: Refer to the Map of Disce image. (Media)

    Story: Lead Foot Wall (Connectors)

    Media: Refer to images of “KingMyterFist” and “KingAlliteFoot” (Media)

    Build: Scale model of Disce (Lessons) (Keep the Lead Foot Wall for later days)

  • Chapters
    Chapters

  • Connectors
    Connectors

    • Fidel the Space Dog View
    • The Story of the Lead Foot Wall View
  • Lessons
    Lessons

  • Activities
    Activities

  • Media
    Media

Day 2

  • Overview
    Overview

    Estimated time: 4 hrs Character: Participants choose another of three characters from pictures of Sufi, Euclid, and Iso– read character sheet and discuss who this character might be and what their life is like. (Media)

    Story: Fidel the Space Dog, short story chapter 2: A Day and Night in Disce (Connectors)

    Build: Telescope (Building and Using a Telescope Lesson)

    Hands on: Using a Telescope (Building and Using a Telescope Lesson)

    Media: Video: Our World, Hubble History

    Hands on: Optics and trust (Activity)

  • Chapters
    Chapters

  • Connectors
    Connectors

    • Fidel the Space Dog View
  • Lessons
    Lessons

    • Building and Using a Telescope Download
  • Activities
    Activities

  • Media
    Media

Day 3

  • Overview
    Overview

    Estimated time: 4 hrs Character: Participants choose the remaining character from pictures of Sufi, Euclid, and Iso– read character sheet and discuss who this character might be and what their life is like. (Media)

    Story: Fidel the Space Dog: Graphic Novel Pg 3 (Media)

    Robot: Ozobot Basic Training (Lessons)

    Build: Ozobot Tunnels (Activities)

    Media: Video “Valkyrie: NASA's Superhero Robot”

    Challenge: Get me out of here! (Activities)

  • Chapters
    Chapters

  • Connectors
    Connectors

    • Fidel the Space Dog View
  • Lessons
    Lessons

  • Activities
    Activities

  • Media
    Media

Day 4

  • Overview
    Overview

    Estimated time: 4hrs Story: Fidel Volunteers (Connectors)

    Build: a Rocket! (Activities)

    Media: Video "Space Shuttle Launch Viewed From an Airplane"

    Robots: Escape Velocity & Ozobot Orbits (Lessons)

    Art: Draw something with no less than 4 parabolas

  • Chapters
    Chapters

  • Connectors
    Connectors

    • Fidel the Space Dog View
  • Lessons
    Lessons

    • Escape Velocity and Ozobot Orbits Download
  • Activities
    Activities

  • Media
    Media

    • Video: Space Shuttle Launch Viewed from an Airplane Download

Day 5

  • Overview
    Overview

    Estimated Time: 4hrs Story: Fidel the Space Dog: Graphic Novel Pg 5 (Media)

    Challenge: Space traveler and save Veteris. (Activities)

    Media: (3) Space Traveler Map, Veteris Challenge Map, Space Traveler Solution.

    Art: Draw Veteris as a young man and write a short story on how he met Fidel.

    Build: Egg Drop Challenge. (Lesson)

    Media: ADAPT Demonstration Flight.

  • Chapters
    Chapters

  • Connectors
    Connectors

    • Fidel the Space Dog View
  • Lessons
    Lessons

  • Activities
    Activities

    • Escape Velocity & Ozobot orbits Download
    • Build a Rocket! Download
    • Space Traveler Challenge and Fidel Helps Veteris Challenge Download
  • Media
    Media

Day 6

  • Overview
    Overview

    Estimated time: 4hrs Story: Messages to Home (Connectors)

    Challenge: Ciphers and Secrets (Activities)

    Media: Pigpen Cipher Code and Printable Cipher Wheel

    Robot: Fidel and Ozo Activity (Activities)

    Art: Decorate wall from day 1(Add the foot sculpture)

  • Chapters
    Chapters

  • Connectors
    Connectors

    • Fidel the Space Dog View
  • Lessons
    Lessons

  • Activities
    Activities

  • Media
    Media

Day 7

  • Overview
    Overview

    Story: Fidel the Space Dog: Graphic Novel Pg 7 (Media)

    Robot: OzobotsEclipses and Celestial Mechanics (Lessons)

    Robot: Ozo Planets in the Ozobot Evo App. (Find OzoLaunch Targets in Media)

    Art: Launchy the Robot (Activity)

  • Chapters
    Chapters

  • Connectors
    Connectors

    • Fidel the Space Dog View
  • Lessons
    Lessons

    • Ozobot Eclipses and Celestial Mechanics Lesson Download
  • Activities
    Activities

  • Media
    Media

Day 8

  • Overview
    Overview

    Story: The Eclipse (Connectors)

    Hands on: Waxing and waning: Phases of the Moon and Eclipses (Activities)

    Build: Make an eclipse viewer (Activities)

    Story/Art: Students make their own graphic novel. Participants choose to send a robot or Fidel to another planet, and they imagine what is found there. Give them the following prompt: We sent_______ to _____________ and it found…_________ (For this activity, students research about the characteristics of the selected planet.)

    Media: Printable Graphic Novel Template Sheets

  • Chapters
    Chapters

  • Connectors
    Connectors

    • Fidel the Space Dog View
  • Lessons
    Lessons

  • Activities
    Activities

    • Make an Eclipse Viewer Download
    • Waxing and Waning. Phases of the Moon and Eclipses Download
  • Media
    Media

    • Printable Graphic Novel Template Sheets Download