NASA has put four rovers on the surface of Mars, each requiring a combination of curiosity, creativity and engineering skills. In this session, become an engineer and create a simple rover capable of surviving your own drop test. As you build, learn about some of the past and future machines that have landed on Mars.
Note: To participate in the hands-on activities, we recommend collecting some simple materials in advance. See suggested materials list below.
Suggested Materials List:
- Basic crafting tools like tape, scissors, glue, pens, markers, hole punch
- String or yarn
- Paper, cardstock and/or cardboard tubes
- Misc. craft supplies like fabric, pipe cleaners and/or clay
- Misc. items from your kitchen including plastic bags, aluminum foil, clean plastic containers, and lids
- Collect anything else you have that you’d like to use
This event will be livestreamed through a PacSci Zoom meeting at 1 p.m. A link to the program will be emailed to registrants after registration is completed. Limited space is available.
Cost: Free / Suggested donation, $25
Recommended Ages: Best for grades 3-8.
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