Rovers are a carlike spacecraft that NASA uses to explore the surfaces of other worlds! So far, rovers have gone to Mars and the Moon – and one day, they might go even farther.
In this workshop, you will build your own rubber-band-powered rover that can scramble across the room. Build your rover out of cardboard, figure out how to use rubber bands to spin the wheels and use the engineering design process to improve your rover based on testing results.
This Zoomed program uses supplies from your home and is for children in grades 5&6 with minimal adult assistance and will be repeated for grades 3&4 on July 16
BONUS: Catch My Trip to Mars with Perseverance, a Youtube live event at 4 pm on Monday, June 30 about this summer’s Perseverance Rover launch. Explore Mars’ Jezero Crater landing site, and ask scientists about the Mars Project. View the webcast at: https://youtu.be/PZVnJi9NYZc