You don't have to leave Earth for stelar skill development
Help new teams understand what really separates groups from teams with Mars Surface Rover Team Edition, based on the award-winning Leadership Edition. It's a great way to introduce participants to the basic concepts of teamwork, which include interdependence, common goals, continuing interaction, valuing diversity, and creating a supportive work environment.
How the Mars Surface Rover Team Edition is played:
In Part I, participants are assigned individual tasks for building a prototype vehicle for ferrying astronauts across the surface of the planet Mars. These tasks are kept private from other participants and are completed behind a 4-panel screen.
In Part II, the participants are asked to complete the vehicle as a team, discussing ideas and sharing their individual expertise. At the end of the game, participants evaluate and discuss three key elements of teamwork: interdependence, communication/information flow, and common goals.
• Gain a clear understanding of the distinction between a team and a group
• Understand how their responsibilities are interdependent with those of their teammates
• Realise the importance of continual communication within the team.
Use the Mars Surface Rover Team Edition to:
• Develop new teams
• Rejuvenate established teams that have fallen back into group work
• Help teams in conflict understand the benefits of teamwork vs. group work.
A comprehensive Facilitator Guide includes step-by-step training instructions, answers to frequently asked questions, additional participant materials (reproducible), and participant handout masters.
What to Order:
For up to 21 participants, order:
one Complete Team Edition (260TV) including: 3 boxes of reusable parts (batteries included), 3 stopwatches, 21 Participant Guides, 4 calculators, 1 tablet of 30 price sheets, 3 screens, 1 set of 18 reusable task sheets, Facilitator Guide, and convenient tote box.
For each additional set of 5 players, order:
1 Set of 5 Mars Team Edition Participant Guides (260ATV), an Extra Parts Box (260BTV).