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Come On Over Rover

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your class to the steps that occur in the manufacturing of parts, the assembly, and the testing of a Mars rover. Pupils learn about fabrication techniques and tolerances in the manufacturing process. 
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Project Mars

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
One of the learners in your class might be the first human to step onto the surface of Mars, or the first to design a spacecraft that collects data from the red planet. Prepare them for the adventure with a set of 24 lessons, complete...
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Edible Rovers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The good thing about building this rover is you get to eat it afterwards. Pairs determine rover parts they want to include in their design based upon their cost and usefulness. The teams design their rovers, build them from edible...
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The Next Mission to Mars: Mars 2020

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In July of 2020, NASA plans to launch a new Mars rover. An out-of-this-world video explores this exciting mission. It describes goals of the mission and the many challenges involved. It also offers hope for new findings and new...
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Rover Races

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Operating a vehicle remotely can be difficult, especially when the vehicle is on another planet. Young engineers get a feel for some of the real-world challenges as they work to program their rovers (blindfolded group members) through an...
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Red Rover Robotics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Help your class understand the importance of exploration using robots. with a resource that provides a short history of robotics as a lead into looking at Martian robotic exploration missions. The activity specifically looks at the...
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Mars Rover: Spirit

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Check out the Mars Rover Spirit and what it saw on Mars. Spirit takes on a life of her own as NASA engineers use personification to describe Spirit's actions and adventure on an alien planet. Tip: Have learners compose a descriptive...
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Mars Rover: Opportunity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What did the Mars Rover Opportunity find as it landed on the Martian surface? Opportunity sent amazing and highly informative images back to NASA that has enabled scientists to better understand the Martian landscape. This clip is sure...
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Edible Rovers (High School)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Design and build a rover ... then eat it? This activity has groups of two design and build Mars rovers. The teams determine what instruments they want to include with their rover and plan a budget. They calculate the cost of the body of...
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Let's Investigate Mars

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Take your science class on a hypothetical field trip to Mars with an engaging astronomy lesson. After first learning about NASA's Mars rover missions, young scientists plan their own scientific investigations of Earth's nearest neighbor.
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Rover Landing

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Model the landing of the Mars Rover using an egg. The STEM activity has pupils create a landing device for a falling egg to simulate the landing of the Mars Rover. They test their devices through experimentation to safely land the device.
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3 Unique Rovers for Extreme Worlds

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How do you design a rover to explore an environment we know nothing about? Scientists create unique vehicles for exploring underwater, extremely hot, windy, and other extreme environments. An installment from the SciShow Space series...
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Mars

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Over half of the missions sent to Mars failed. Our closest neighbor in the solar system has a fascinating history that we just started learning. The video offers insights into this interesting planet that is literally covered in rust!
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Why Mars Rovers Don't Study Water

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Is it possible to contaminate the planets our astronauts or rovers visit? With current technology, it is impossible to send a completely sterile rover to Mars, and there could be up to 30,000 different microbes on the space traveler!...
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NASA Might Send a Helicopter to Mars

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Maneuvering the Curiosity Rover is a little more complicated than driving in a video game! NASA researchers use photos from the rover and satellites to determine the direction of travel, and slow-moving communication makes for a...
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Mars Rover Races

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students simulate driving a rover in Mars. In this space science lesson, students navigate an obstacle while blindfolded and guided by verbal commands only. They assess the challenges encountered by astronauts in operating a rover.
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Six Minutes of Terror

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Help your class understand the design challenges when trying to land a remote spacecraft on a planet. Class members examine the provided information to understand how each component of a spacecraft is designed in order to safely land a...
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The Curiosity Rover's Most Amazing Discoveries

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can Mars support human life? Researchers may have found evidence of water on Mars with information from the Curiosity Rover. An episode of a larger solar system playlist discusses the other life-sustaining elements and atmospheric...
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Rubber Band Rovers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Get your learners interested in space exploration. Groups design space rovers using design software and then build prototypes of their designs. The farther the rovers can travel, the better. The catch? The rovers must be powered by...
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Mars Rover Landing Site

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Mars Rover Landing worksheet, students are given an image of Mars near the Bonneville Crater. Students determine the image scale in the diagram and use it to find the diameter of the Bonneville Crater, the width of the Rover's...
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Edible Mars Rover

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students investigate the equipment of Planetary Land Rovers. They construct one using various food products for construction materials. The lesson includes historical background for the teacher to introduce the information. The grading...
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Curiosity Found Organic Molecules on Mars! Now What?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Do other planets have seasons similar to Earth? SciShow Space introduces recent research from the Curiosity rover as part of a playlist that explores the galaxy. First, Hank Green explains the seasons on Mars and what it means for...
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Life Beyond Earth

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate the solar system and what makes a planet habitable. They complete an online Webquest, simulate a NASA training program online, take an online quiz, answer discussion questions, and locate newspaper articles about the...
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The Latest from Mars: Day 2

For Students 9th - 12th
How important is accuracy? Why can't we just get close to the right answer in math? This video explains the calculations that had to be correct down to the second in order to capture the photo of the Mars rover landing. The resource goes...

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