Students try to land their own Rover at Lincoln Middle

     Published on 12/8/15   Tagged under:    Lincoln Middle School   

On December 11th, 6th grade scholars in Ms. Diaz's science class had the chance to learn first hand what it takes to land a rover on Mars. First, the students watched a NOVA piece about the Mission to Mars and the launch of the Rovers. Many students had a hard time trying to figure out how NASA would launch from Earth and have a safe landing on Mars. They saw 3-4 different ways the landing would go.

Their next task was to build their own rover and land it at Lincoln. The scholars had a bag of supplies to create some apparatus which they had to try and successfully land in a given area (foil pan with flour). Some crashed down while others floated down. We had six models per class and many unique designs. The winning team from each class was given Science Homework Passes. All participating scholars had a great time with this hand-on activity!