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). Learners must build a Landing Pod that fits within the specified mass limit. Learners test their design by dropping it and making sure that it lands intact and right side up. Learners improve their designs by re-designing and re-building. Learners can complete a follow-up activity included in this resource.


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