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Landing the RoverAdd to list Details
In this team design challenge (page 19-24 of PDF), learners "land" a model Lunar Rover in a model Landing Pod (both previously built in activities #3 and #4 in PDF).
Learners recreate the classic egg-drop experiment with an analogy to the Mars rover landing. The concept of terminal velocity will be introduced, and learners perform several velocity calculations.
Mars Perseverance Activity: Mud Splat CratersAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore the physics of impact craters from their own backyard using mud. Learners are encouraged to match features of real impact craters to their models.
DIY Pasta Rover
In this activity, learners design and build a NASA rover using raw pasta and candy with a limited imaginary budget.
Design a Lunar Rover!Add to list Details
In this team design challenge (page 2-10 of PDF), learners design and build a model of a Lunar Transport Rover that will carry equipment and people on the surface of the Moon.
Design a Landing Pod!Add to list Details
In this team design challenge (page 11-18 of PDF), learners design and build a Landing Pod for a model Lunar Rover (previously built in activity on page 1-10 of PDF).
Exploring the Solar System: Mars Rovers
In "Exploring the Solar System: Mars Rovers," participants learn about how scientists and engineers use robotic rovers and other vehicles to explore distant worlds, and experience some of the challeng
Roving on the MoonAdd to list Details
In this design challenge activity, learners build a rubber band-powered rover that can scramble across the room.
Base Station Walk-BackAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will train to improve lung, heart, and other muscle endurance as they walk a progressive, measured distance.
Out of Sight: Remote Vehicle ActivityAdd to list Details
In this robotics activity, learners drive a remote-controlled car through a course to learn the challenges faced while trying to operate a planetary rover.
Solve The Fall
In this twist on a classic design challenge, learners will try to stop a bouncy ball from bouncing as they explore how to control the fall of an object.
Rover RacesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners experience some of the challenges of "tele-operating" a robotic vehicle on another planet when they design and execute a series of commands to guide a human "rover" through
Mars Perseverance Activity: AreologyAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners take core samples of candy bars with a straw and carefully observe & excavate their sample, modeled after what the NASA Perseverance rover will do on Mars.