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Instructions, flow charts and decisions

For this session students will think about what instructions are needed within the software of the ExoMars rover and how they will make the hardware work to complete tasks successfully. There will be a focus on three steps within computational thinking: identify the problem, decomposition and collecting data. After the initial focus students will then target the idea of movement and how this can be tackled. Basic flow charts will be created using sequence, selection and repetition to plan algorithms for the software to run.

These resources are set in the context of the European Space Agency ExoMars mission, which includes the launch and operation of the Rosalind Franklin rover to the surface of Mars in 2022/2023.

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