Whether you’re a team preparing to run the ANGLeS Challenge, you’re an educator looking to incorporate the challenge concepts into your curriculum, or you’re organizing a local challenge or regional hub, you’ll find the resources you need on this page.
Official ANGLeS Challenge manual
The ANGLeS Challenge manual gives a complete overview of the challenge, from details on all stages of the challenge activities to what science and programming standards for middle and high school students are supported.
Download the manual as a .PDF
Version 1.3 — Updated March 20, 2019
Regional challenge event checklist
If you’re running a challenge event, download this checklist to help guide you through the planning stages.
ANGLeS Challenge rubric & score sheet
The rubric guides event organizers in scoring teams according to the various aspects of the Challenge.
Download the rubric as a .PDF
Version 1.1 — Updated May 15, 2019
Access the score sheet on Google Sheets
This sheet is read-only. You will have to make a copy of the sheet for your own use.
Flight Director information + curriculum
Each team requires one adult as the Flight Director. The Flight Director will act as the primary contact and coach for the team. The Flight Director information document provides information on piloting a drone, information on engineering and programming a Lego Mindstorms robot, and other relevant concepts such as wireless communication and remote sensing. The Flight Director information packet also covers curriculum related to the challenge.
Download Flight Director information as a .PDF
Updated June 17, 2019
Professional development: Lego Mindstorms & drone training PowerPoint
This PowerPoint is a slideshow meant to support hands-on training for both Lego Mindstorms robots and Force1 drones.
37-slide version — Download as a .PPTX
Updated March 25, 2019
66-slide version — Download as a .PPTX
This longer version includes additional multimedia as well as information on how the Challenge relates to Next Generation Science Standards and a primer on lunar geology and crater formation.
Uploaded March 28, 2019
ANGLeS Challenge Workshop flyer
If you’ll be running a challenge workshop for your local organization, this flyer template will help you advertise. The template is in a PowerPoint slide that you can modify with your event details.
Lunar surface map
If you’ll be running the ANGLeS Challenge for a local organization — or you just want the right landing site for team practice — you can send this PDF of the lunar landing site to a local print shop.
(Note: Regional challenge hubs will receive a lunar surface mat from NESSP. Contact Christina Jarvis with questions.)
Lunar surface map — DIY version
You can go old school and create a lunar surface mat by hand using butcher paper, a meter stick, some string, and a few other supplies. We’ve created instructions that cover all the dimensions and details you’ll need.
The DIY lunar surface instructions have been incorporated into the ANGLeS Challenge manual (see first item on this webpage).
ANGLeS Challenge flyer
Want to post a flyer with basic information about the challenge? This letter-sized, full-color mini-poster should work!
ANGLeS Challenge brochure
More details than the Challenge flyer, but not as dense a read as the full Challenge manual. The brochure is a nice one-page, two-sided handout that gives a good overview of the Challenge.
Download ANGLeS Challenge brochure v1.3 as .PDF
Updated March 28, 2019
“Meet a NASA Engineer” #1 — Jerry Woodfill
We were pleased to have had Jerry Woodfill join us from Johnson Space Center for our first ANGLeS Challenge “Meet a NASA Engineer” chat. Jerry is a NASA engineer who worked on the Apollo program as a spacecraft warning system engineer. Jerry gave a talk about how he was able to not only overcome technical problems that might have led to the Apollo 11 crew perishing, but also how he helped save Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk from a catastrophic failure. At the end there was time for a few questions submitted by students.
Were you on the chat with Jerry? Did you take his pledge at the end? Congratulations on becoming an Honorary Flight Controller! Don’t forget to print your certificate — you’ll find it as the last page of the PowerPoint below.