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This activity is about planetary rovers. Learners will simulate the challenges in communications that engineers face when driving a rover on Mars. They will particpate as part of a rover team to design and execute a series of commands that will guide a rover made of people through an obstacle course simulating the Martian surface. Students will learn the limitations of operating a planetary rover and problem solving solutions by using this simulation. The lesson models the engineering design process using the 5E instructional model and includes teacher notes, vocabulary, student journal and reading.

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    • Grade 1
    • Grade 2
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 7
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    Engineering and technology:Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft,Grade 9,Grade 6,NSDL,Upper Elementary,Planetary Science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Grade 8,Grade 5,Grade 7,High School,The nature of technology:The design process,Engineering,Elementary School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mars Exploration Program,Middle School,Technology,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407124159572T

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    English

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