Buzz Lightyear Connect It!: Flight Path Activity

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In this activity, "space cadets" (learners) use writing and sequencing skills in addition to directional words/ordered pairs to guide Buzz Lightyear (from the movie "Toy Story") through a grid to reach his orbiter. Learners are encouraged to avoid all obstacles and use as many or as few steps as needed. Once completed, learners give their flight path to a friend and ask him/her to follow the directions to help Buzz reach his orbiter.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Space Ranger Flight Path Sheets
  • Pencils
  • Crayons or markers


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy
      • Probes, Satellites and Spacecraft
  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
    • Number and Operations
      • Number Systems
    • Representation
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Problem Solving

Informal Categories

  • Games
  • Toys


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • Public domain, ,