Roving with Rosalind - Primary activities

Roving with Rosalind is an education and outreach project which presents Mars mission based classroom activities for primary schools as well as activity groups. This collection of resources is funded by the UK Space Agency, and give pupils the opportunity to complete activities such as deciding a launch plan and designing a Mars Rover to identifying samples the rover has detected. The recommended order for these activities would be to first complete a landing site selection, before designing and making your own rover and instruments, then complete an analogue mission and sample analysis before finally creating some computer code for your mission. These resources link closely with the computing, science, mathematics and design and technology curriculum.

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Introduction to Roving with Rosalind

 

Roving with Rosalind is an education and outreach project funded by the UK Space Agency which presents Mars mission based classroom activities for primary and secondary schools as well as activity groups. The slides given here provide a very brief overview of the activities that have been produced and a...

Landing site selection

This activity allows pupils to follow the process of selecting a landing site on Mars. Pupils will explore the process that scientists go through to pick the perfect location to land on another planet, before they get the opportunity to undertake the process themselves in the research based task. This resource...

Rover and instrument design

This activity allows pupils to gain an understanding of the different requirements for rover and instrument design. Throughout the session pupils have the opportunity to research different instruments used in space exploration and create a presentation of what they have learned and which instruments they think are...

Analogue mission

This activity allows pupils to simulate the robotic exploration of Mars. Pupils will have the opportunity to take on the role of the rover controlled by mission control as well as being able to build their own remote control rover. Pupils will use a map of Mars to set out regions of interest and hazards before...

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