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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