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Mars Rovers Project

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This is a great end of the year activity! I actually created it especially to keep students engaged at the end of the school year. It could also be a culminating project for an astronomy or planetary science unit.
This project allows students to plan, sketch, and build a Mars Rover in the classroom out of recyclable items from home. Students have a certain budget that they must keep to during the building of their rover. There is also an activity for students to create their own mission patch for their rover mission. Rubrics are included in the activity, as well as, photos from my own student creations.
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Science Etc.
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On  December 5, 2013Patricia Rendon Cardenas (TpT Seller) said:
Love it. I did a similar rover project last year, but I didn't have a handout as detailed as yours. One extra component I included was that each team also had to create a replica of the Mars terrain for the rover to move across. :)
On  December 9, 2013Science Etc answered:
Sounds like a fun idea! Thanks for the feedback!
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On  January 28, 2013,  Michelle G. said:
Thank You!
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You are very welcome!
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On  November 25, 2012LDecker (TpT Seller) said:
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Have a happy holiday!
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On  November 24, 2011Ruth S. (TpT Seller) asked:
I was so excited to see this TeachersPayTeachers!! I was a NASA "Students' Signatures in Space" teacher for 10 years. One year my students signed a special NASA website and their signatures were burned to a CD and sent to Mars on the Rover. The funniest thing ever was when one of my 5th grade boys made a comment that he wasn't sure if he should sign his name and town. When I asked him why.... He said "Well Mrs. S, if I do sign it, the Martians might know where I live"... I could barely keep a straight face as I assured him that there are no Martians..LOL!!. A perfect teaching moment!! :)
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On  November 24, 2011Science Etc answered:
That is hilarious! I have also had many dealings with NASA. I was a NASA Explorer Schools team lead in my last school. I also applied to be an Educator Astronaut in 2003. I really loved building Mars Rovers with my 7th grade last year. They did an awesome job!
Kim
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Mars Rovers Project
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