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Red Rover Robotics

Help your class understand the importance of exploration using robots. with a resource that provides a short history of robotics as a lead into looking at Martian robotic exploration missions. The activity specifically looks at the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers by using information from NASA's website. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class research the history of robotics
  • Develop a timeline of robotic missions to Mars
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson assumes the class has an understanding of the characteristics of Mars and previous missions
  • The third installment of a 13-part series
Pros

  • There are several types of assessments
  • Contains a vocabulary list with definitions
Cons

  • Instruction method is unclear
Included Materials

  • Vocabulary