NGSS Earth's Place in the Universe Mars Rover S.T.E.M. Challenge

NGSS Earth's Place in the Universe  Mars Rover S.T.E.M. Challenge
NGSS Earth's Place in the Universe  Mars Rover S.T.E.M. Challenge
NGSS Earth's Place in the Universe  Mars Rover S.T.E.M. Challenge
NGSS Earth's Place in the Universe  Mars Rover S.T.E.M. Challenge
NGSS Earth's Place in the Universe  Mars Rover S.T.E.M. Challenge
NGSS Earth's Place in the Universe  Mars Rover S.T.E.M. Challenge
NGSS Earth's Place in the Universe  Mars Rover S.T.E.M. Challenge
NGSS Earth's Place in the Universe  Mars Rover S.T.E.M. Challenge
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Do you have a set of LEGO WeDO 2.0 kits, but you aren’t sure how to authentically integrate them into the curriculum?

Extend students thinking and learning from their NGSS Earth’s Place in the Universe unit with this engaging Mars Rover STEM mini unit.*  Students become engineers for NASA and collaborate with a partner to build a Mars Rover. Next, students apply critical thinking skills to learn how to program their rover.  Finally, they train to be a software engineer for NASA by mimicking the actual journey of the Mars rover called Opportunity. *Requires LEGO WeDo 2.0 Kit

G1 Space Engineers is a Mars Rover STEM mini-unit that is a great extension of the NGSS Earth’s Place in the Universe unit. (Please note that it does require LEGO WeDo 2.0 kits.)   

Within this mini-unit please find:

  • An overview
  • An activity to launch the mini unit
  • Explicit directions on how to integrate 21C thinking  
  • Student engineering badges
  • A student handout
  • An instructional video on how to program the rover
  • Emoji Reflection Seesaw Post examples
  • Task Reflection tool

x2 PDFs attached x1 Slides with teacher directions

x1 Lesson (slides fill the page

REMINDER: LEGO LEGO WeDO 2.0 kits - NOT included with the digital product.

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88 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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