This Rover Races lesson plan also includes:
Operating a vehicle remotely can be difficult, especially when the vehicle is on another planet. Young engineers get a feel for some of the real-world challenges as they work to program their rovers (blindfolded group members) through an obstacle course.
- If you have access to robotics materials, some kids could work to get a robot through the obstacle course
- Demonstrates some of the issues that arise with NASA teams
- Increases communication between classmates
- Requires significant teacher prep and coordination