Rover Landing

This Rover Landing lesson plan also includes:

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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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class create their own graphics of the design process
Classroom Considerations
  • Internet access is necessary only if showing the NASA videos
  • Activity requires lots of materials
Pros
  • Includes a list of vocabulary terms with definitions
Cons
  • None