Soft Landing

This Soft Landing lesson plan also includes:

What do eggs have to do with the Mars Rover? The first installment of a five-part unit has scholars design a landing device that protects a hard-boiled egg. They explore how their device relates to the landing system of the Mars Rover.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners work in groups for the project, especially if materials are scarce
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity requires materials, including eggs, as well as prior preparation
  • Be sure to check that pupils have not done the activity in prior grades
Pros

  • Professional-looking materials
  • Lists some extended challenges
Cons

  • None