Roving on the Moon

Take a rover out for a test drive. The challenge is to build a rubber-band-powered rover out of cardboard. Individuals or groups work at making modifications to a prototype rover to increase its efficiency.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Research the Apollo lunar rover
  • Run the rover in sand as opposed to a tiled floor
Classroom Considerations

  • Must pre-cut cardboard pieces
  • Part three of a six-part series

  • The handout provides a picture of a prototype
  • The activity instructs pupils to brainstorm design modification to the prototype before they start building

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