Cosmic Coders

Price
2,495 USD
Options:Complete Program (Materials + Curriculum)
In stock! Our hand-packaged kits usually ship in 1-3 weeks.
Cosmic Coders: Explore the Universe - One Code at a Time.

Experience an out-of-this-world odyssey with Cosmic Coders, where robots, space exploration and coding converge! Join our cosmic crew as learners embark on a thrilling journey through the wonders of outer space.

Young adventurers explore the mysteries of the cosmos and collaborate with fellow crew members to create an interplanetary city while mastering the art of coding with the mBot Neo robot. Brace yourself for an intergalactic voyage that's as fun as it is educational, where creativity and engineering design soar to infinity and beyond!

Grades: 4-8
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 12+

Subject Targets:

Earth Science, Engineering Design, Robotics & Coding, Math, English Language Arts

Reusability and Expansion:

  • Refill Kit Available: This product offers affordable consumable refill kits. See the materials tab for details.
Settings & Tech Requirements

Recommended Settings: 

  • Summer Camps
  • Classrooms
  • Before & After-School Programs
  • Tech Ed Classrooms
  • Robotics Clubs
  • Out-of-School

Tech Requirements:

  • 6 Chromebooks, Windows computers or Mac computers (1 per robot)
Curriculum Topics

Each Activity Includes:

  • Schedule
  • Opening & Closing Discussion 
  • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
  • Topic Background & Vocabulary
  • Optional Extension Activities

Curriculum Topics:

  1. Journey to the Worlds Beyond
  2. Meet the Cosmic Coders and Astrobot 
  3. Astrobot Training
  4. Journey to a New Home
  5. Avoiding Obstacles
  6. Hidden Hazards
  7. Distress Call Simulation
  8. Code for the Crew’s Happiness
  9. Protect the City
  10. Astrobot Rescue Mission
Professional Development

Product Orientation:

  • Half-hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $500+
  • One-hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $1000+
  • Additional training available for purchase
Materials

Complete Program Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Flight Logs: 7
  • Sets of Color Cards: 6
  • Large Storage Tubs with Lids: 2
  • Boxes of BrickLAB Bricks: 3
  • Corrugated cardboard: 6
  • Small Storage Containers with Lids: 6
  • Flash Drives with .mblock Sample Code Files: 6
  • Permanent Markers: 6
  • mBot Neo Robots: 6
  • Printer Paper (500 pack): 1
  • #2 Pencils (12 pack): 1
  • Pencil Sharpeners: 6
  • Scissors: 6
  • Stopwatches: 6
  • Surge Protector with USB Outlets: 1
  • Masking tape (60 yard roll): 6
  • Tape Measures: 6
  • Access to the Digital Resource Portal

Curriculum Print & Digital Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Flight Logs: 7
  • Sets of Color Cards: 6
  • Access to the Digital Resource Portal

Refill Kit Available:

Looking to use your Cosmic Coders Enrichment Program with the next group of intergalactic explorers? This refill kit will get them up and running in no time!

  • Printed Student Flight Logs: 7
  • Sets of Color Cards: 6
  • Corrugated cardboard: 6
  • Permanent Markers: 6
  • Printer Paper (500 pack): 1
  • #2 Pencils (12 pack): 1
  • Masking tape (60 yard roll): 6
Standards & Alignment

Habits of Mind:

16 thinking habits developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st-century learning environment.

  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Creating, Imagining, and Innovating
  • Finding Humor
  • Gathering Data Through All Senses
  • Listening with Understanding and Empathy
  • Managing Impulsivity
  • Persisting
  • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
  • Responding with Wonderment and Awe
  • Striving for Accuracy
  • Taking Responsible Risks
  • Thinking & Communicating with Clarity and Precision
  • Thinking About Thinking
  • Thinking Flexibly
  • Thinking Interdependently

21st Century Skills:

A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Information, Media, and Technology Literacy
  • Leadership and Responsibility
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills

© 2019 Battelle for Kids. battelleforkids.org. All Rights Reserved. Battelle for Kids was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

  • CCSS.Math.Content.4.OA.5: Generate and analyze patterns. Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.1: Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.2: Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.B8: Write an inequality of the form x > c or x < c to represent a constraint or condition in a real-world or mathematical problem. Recognize that inequalities of the form x > c or x < c have infinitely many solutions; represent solutions of such inequalities on number line diagrams.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.B7: Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + p = q and px = q for cases in which p, q and x are all nonnegative rational numbers.

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts:

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1/CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1/CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 4-6 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.5/CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.5/CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

Next Generation Science Standards:*

  • NGSS 3-5-ETS1-2: Engineering Design

* Next Generation Science Standards and NGSS is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

International Society for Technology in Education:

  • 1.1d Technology Operations: Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations; demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies; and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

ISTE Standards for Students, ©2016, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), iste.org. All rights reserved. ISTE was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

About the Author

Alexandra Sherman

Alexandra Sherman has been an educator in Virginia since 2009. She started her career as a 5th grade teacher and finished her career in the classroom as a STEM instructor for grades 5–6. Throughout her four years as a STEM instructor, she developed a passion for growing young engineers. She is driven to help students from all backgrounds gain exposure to careers in STEM and bring their hidden talents for engineering to the surface. Alexandra transitioned to working as a curriculum writer in 2022 and is honored to have the opportunity to enrich STEM instruction on a larger scale. Her interests outside of education include cooking, crocheting and singing. 

Joel Cilli

Located in Pennsylvania, Joel is a multi-talented STEM educator specializing in 3D printing, robotics and electronics. As an online educator, Joel seeks out ways to bring dynamic learning experiences to a geographically distributed classroom of learners. Through creative technology, students can create and build meaningful projects that express their unique ideas and personality.

Shipping Information

Payment and Return Policy

Thank you for choosing PCS Edventures! We want to make your shopping experience with us a pleasant one. The following is our general policy concerning payment, returns, product shipping, and warranties.

Payment Information

We accept Purchase Orders (POs)*, checks, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover as forms of payment. During payment processing, we will verify your billing and shipping address. Please be sure that you enter your information accurately.

*Purchase Orders are subject to review by PCS Edventures. We reserve the right to accept or reject any Purchase Order at our discretion.

Shipping

PCS Edventures does not include the cost of shipping in its product pricing. Your shipping rate will depend on your delivery location.

We ship through Federal Express or United States Postal Service. Please provide a physical address for shipping. We are unable to ship to PO Boxes.

If your order requires expedited shipping, please contact our office at sales@edventures.com or (800) 429-3110.

Tax

Sales tax is automatically applied to any transaction that will ship to the states listed below. If you are tax exempt, please contact us at sales@edventures.com or (800) 429-3110.

Idaho: Sales tax is added, unless proper documentation for your exempt status is provided. This is required by the State of Idaho.

California: Sales tax is added to all transactions. This is required by the State of California.

Washington: Sales tax is added to all transactions. This is required by the State of Washington.

Georgia: Sales tax is added, unless proper documentation for your exempt status is provided. This is required by the State of Georgia.

New Jersey: Sales tax is added, unless proper documentation for your exempt status is provided. This is required by the State of New Jersey.

United States Customers: Please provide your organization’s Tax Identification Number or tax-exempt certification form as described in IRC Section 501 (c)(3) of the Code.

Order Fulfillment

Many products are assembled and packaged after an order is received. Typical order fulfillment time is approximately 2 weeks from your order date.

The products listed on our website contain materials that may be discontinued by our vendors without notice. Lead times to receive materials from our vendors may extend significantly due to a variety of factors. A sales representative will contact you within 48 hours if your order has been impacted by these issues or any other reason.

If your order requires expedited shipping, please contact our office at sales@edventures.com or (800) 429-3110 so we can try to accommodate your request. If you need delivery outside the continental United States, please contact us for shipping costs. We do not ship to PO Boxes.

Partial Fulfillment

PCS Edventures products are designed to be ready-to-use and accessible for any educator. This often requires some components to be sourced from third-party vendors. Occasionally, this may cause delays in order fulfillment.

In such cases, orders may be partially fulfilled to meet deadlines. A PCS Edventures representative will contact you if your order is subject to partial fulfillment. After the initial shipment, any delayed components will be shipped to you as soon as possible.

Return Policy

To return a product, you must first obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization ("RMA") number from PCS Edventures. To receive an RMA number, contact PCS Edventures at (800) 429-3110 within fifteen (15) business days of receipt of your product(s). Returned items must be received by PCS Edventures within thirty (30) calendar days after issuance of the RMA number or the return right will be forfeited and the RMA number becomes null and void.

All returned items must be returned postage prepaid and insured by you, in original packaging, in "as-shipped" condition, unopened and with all parts, accessories, and written materials included.

PCS Edventures may charge a restocking fee for returned items of up to thirty percent (30%), depending on circumstances. There may also be a product damage or missing-item fee in an amount determined by PCS Edventures for any product that is damaged, or is missing the original box, contents, accessories, and/or manuals (i.e., any product not in "as-shipped" condition).

These fees will apply unless the item was defective or damaged when shipped, you received the wrong item, or the fee is prohibited by law.

If you paid by credit card, you authorize PCS Edventures to debit your credit card for the amount of any fees required by PCS Edventures pursuant to this Return Policy.

PCS Edventures Warranty Information

1. LIMITED WARRANTY. PCS guarantees our products with a 30-day limited warranty against material or workmanship defects and will accept any defective item for refund or exchange. Unused or defective merchandise may be returned within 30 days after purchase for an exchange. THIS IS THE ONLY GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY BEING OFFERED BY PCS RELATING TO THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES YOU PURCHASE OR RECEIVE FROM PCS. PCS MAKES NO OTHER, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL, REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER IN WRITING, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTY ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE COVERED BY THE LIMITED WARRANTY, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY PCS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND BY PCS. Manufacturers of non-PCS branded products may provide other warranties. Warranty claims for non-PCS branded products will be handled by their respective manufacturers.

2. Exclusivity of Remedy; Limitation of Liability. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY, AND PCS' SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY, FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY SHALL BE YOUR RIGHT TO RECEIVE A REPLACEMENT PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL PCS BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR LOSS OF BUSINESS, EVEN IF IT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, NOR SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF PCS, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR THE PURCHASE OR USE OF ANY PRODUCTS EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT. ANY LEGAL ACTION AGAINST PCS FOR BREACH OF THESE TERMS OF SALE, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES, MUST BE INSTITUTED WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER DELIVERY OF GOODS.

3. Governing Law. The warranty terms are governed by the laws of the State of Idaho and the state courts of Idaho.

Cosmic Coders

Pricing Options:

  • Complete Program (Materials + Curriculum): 2,495.00 USD
  • Curriculum Print & Digital: 395.00 USD
  • Refill Kit: 125.00 USD

Recommended Settings: 

  • Summer Camps
  • Classrooms
  • Before & After-School Programs
  • Tech Ed Classrooms
  • Robotics Clubs
  • Out-of-School

Tech Requirements:

  • 6 Chromebooks, Windows computers or Mac computers (1 per robot)

Each Activity Includes:

  • Schedule
  • Opening & Closing Discussion 
  • Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
  • Topic Background & Vocabulary
  • Optional Extension Activities

Curriculum Topics:

  1. Journey to the Worlds Beyond
  2. Meet the Cosmic Coders and Astrobot 
  3. Astrobot Training
  4. Journey to a New Home
  5. Avoiding Obstacles
  6. Hidden Hazards
  7. Distress Call Simulation
  8. Code for the Crew’s Happiness
  9. Protect the City
  10. Astrobot Rescue Mission

Product Orientation:

  • Half-hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $500+
  • One-hour free webinar orientation for purchases of $1000+
  • Additional training available for purchase

Complete Program Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Flight Logs: 7
  • Sets of Color Cards: 6
  • Large Storage Tubs with Lids: 2
  • Boxes of BrickLAB Bricks: 3
  • Corrugated cardboard: 6
  • Small Storage Containers with Lids: 6
  • Flash Drives with .mblock Sample Code Files: 6
  • Permanent Markers: 6
  • mBot Neo Robots: 6
  • Printer Paper (500 pack): 1
  • #2 Pencils (12 pack): 1
  • Pencil Sharpeners: 6
  • Scissors: 6
  • Stopwatches: 6
  • Surge Protector with USB Outlets: 1
  • Masking tape (60 yard roll): 6
  • Tape Measures: 6
  • Access to the Digital Resource Portal

Curriculum Print & Digital Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Flight Logs: 7
  • Sets of Color Cards: 6
  • Access to the Digital Resource Portal

Refill Kit Available:

Looking to use your Cosmic Coders Enrichment Program with the next group of intergalactic explorers? This refill kit will get them up and running in no time!

  • Printed Student Flight Logs: 7
  • Sets of Color Cards: 6
  • Corrugated cardboard: 6
  • Permanent Markers: 6
  • Printer Paper (500 pack): 1
  • #2 Pencils (12 pack): 1
  • Masking tape (60 yard roll): 6

Habits of Mind:

16 thinking habits developed by Art Costa and Bena Kallick to empower students to succeed in a 21st-century learning environment.

  • Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations
  • Creating, Imagining, and Innovating
  • Finding Humor
  • Gathering Data Through All Senses
  • Listening with Understanding and Empathy
  • Managing Impulsivity
  • Persisting
  • Remaining Open to Continuous Learning
  • Responding with Wonderment and Awe
  • Striving for Accuracy
  • Taking Responsible Risks
  • Thinking & Communicating with Clarity and Precision
  • Thinking About Thinking
  • Thinking Flexibly
  • Thinking Interdependently

21st Century Skills:

A set of widely-applicable abilities essential for success in the information age.

  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Information, Media, and Technology Literacy
  • Leadership and Responsibility
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills

© 2019 Battelle for Kids. battelleforkids.org. All Rights Reserved. Battelle for Kids was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

  • CCSS.Math.Content.4.OA.5: Generate and analyze patterns. Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.1: Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.2: Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.B8: Write an inequality of the form x > c or x < c to represent a constraint or condition in a real-world or mathematical problem. Recognize that inequalities of the form x > c or x < c have infinitely many solutions; represent solutions of such inequalities on number line diagrams.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.B7: Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + p = q and px = q for cases in which p, q and x are all nonnegative rational numbers.

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts:

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1/CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1/CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 4-6 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.5/CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.5/CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

Next Generation Science Standards:*

  • NGSS 3-5-ETS1-2: Engineering Design

* Next Generation Science Standards and NGSS is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

International Society for Technology in Education:

  • 1.1d Technology Operations: Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations; demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies; and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

ISTE Standards for Students, ©2016, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), iste.org. All rights reserved. ISTE was not involved in the production of this product and does not endorse it.

Alexandra Sherman

Alexandra Sherman has been an educator in Virginia since 2009. She started her career as a 5th grade teacher and finished her career in the classroom as a STEM instructor for grades 5–6. Throughout her four years as a STEM instructor, she developed a passion for growing young engineers. She is driven to help students from all backgrounds gain exposure to careers in STEM and bring their hidden talents for engineering to the surface. Alexandra transitioned to working as a curriculum writer in 2022 and is honored to have the opportunity to enrich STEM instruction on a larger scale. Her interests outside of education include cooking, crocheting and singing. 

Joel Cilli

Located in Pennsylvania, Joel is a multi-talented STEM educator specializing in 3D printing, robotics and electronics. As an online educator, Joel seeks out ways to bring dynamic learning experiences to a geographically distributed classroom of learners. Through creative technology, students can create and build meaningful projects that express their unique ideas and personality.

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)

Related Products

You might also be interested in these great STEAM products: