Edible Rovers

The good thing about building this rover is you get to eat it afterwards. Pairs determine rover parts they want to include in their design based upon their cost and usefulness. The teams design their rovers, build them from edible materials, present their completed design, and explain the major parts. 

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Instead of using a price list for parts, use a price list for materials
Classroom Considerations

  • Gather candy and food stuffs needed to build the rover
  • Create a handout for the materials list that includes the dimensions of the piece of candy or food
  • The sixth part in a 13-part series
Pros

  • The activity requires teams to determine a budget and to stay within that budget in their designs
  • The attachments include color graphics to help the class visualize a rover
Cons

  • None
Common Core

Included Materials - Join to Access

  • Edible Rover
  • Rover Scientific Instrumentation Options – Math
  • Rover Parts Identifier (PDF)
  • Bingo Sheet
  • Spirit and Opportunity Rover
  • Rover Parts Identifier (DOC)
  • Worksheet
NGSS