Playing Hints

As you make your choices, consider what science topics and wavelengths may be complementary. The number of options you will be allowed to be choose will be limited so you'll have to try to make the best decisions you can based on the parameters of the level you are playing. Sometimes there will be options that are grayed out and unavailable to choose. This because they may not be scientifically or technologically viable choices.

You can change what you have chosen at any time up to launch by using the back and forward buttons, and clicking on an icon will either select or deselect it. Be careful with your choices - if you try to combine too many uncomplimentary things, your satellite might end up a mess! You might want to start with a smaller mission on Level 1 and work your way up to the larger missions of Level 3. Good luck!

Minimum Screen Size Requirements

This game requires a minimum screen size of 1024wx768h. It is designed for tablets, laptops and desktops. It is generally not mobile phone compatible but may be played on larger format phones with some scrolling in landscape mode.


Note this game does not have accessibility built in but has a full transcript where users can access the flow of and all the information learned in the game.

Transcript Of The Game

Information For Educators

Build It Yourself: Satellite! was approved by the NASA Education product review in 2013.