Rubber Band Rovers

This Rubber Band Rovers activity & project also includes:

Get your learners interested in space exploration. Groups design space rovers using design software and then build prototypes of their designs. The farther the rovers can travel, the better. The catch? The rovers must be powered by rubber bands.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Collaborate with an Earth Science teacher for the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity requires the use of a laser cutter
  • It is beneficial if learners have previous experience with 2-D design software
Pros

  • Provides definitions of relevant terminology
  • Includes guiding questions for participants
Cons

  • None