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FERMI Race Card Game (formerly the GLAST Race Card Game) DLESE Reviewed Collection
This card game is based on the Fermi mission. Players compete to be the first to build the Fermi satellite and use it to observe five astronomical targets. Eighty-six custom-designed cards contain information on the various Fermi components, science and education teams, and astronomical objects. In Stage I, the players build their satellite by collecting component and "experience points" cards, and in Stage II they collect astronomical target cards. There are also offensive cards used to slow an opponent's progress and defensive cards to counter the "attacks." The game teaches players about the components of a satellite, the roles of individuals working on a satellite mission (including educators), and the obstacles that can occur in their construction.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Informal
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Project
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-400
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Lynn Cominsky
Sonoma State University