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Come On Over Rover

Introduce your class to the steps that occur in the manufacturing of parts, the assembly, and the testing of a Mars rover. Pupils learn about fabrication techniques and tolerances in the manufacturing process. 

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Search for videos showing rovers undergoing construction or testing
  • Have a machinist come talk to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson requires basic knowledge about Mars rovers
  • The fifth in a 13-part series

  • The resource includes assessments for before, during, and after the lesson
  • The background information provides interesting facts about manufacturing

  • The resource does not provide clear guidance on how to present the material to the class
Common Core

Included Materials

  • Vocabulary
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