Six Minutes of Terror

Help your class understand the design challenges when trying to land a remote spacecraft on a planet. Class members examine the provided information to understand how each component of a spacecraft is designed in order to safely land a rover. The pupils find out that engineers can use everyday materials and technologies to accomplish this amazing feat. 

6th - 8th Science 6 Views 4 Downloads
CCSS: Designed
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