Roving with Rosalind is an education and outreach project which presents Mars mission based classroom activities for secondary schools as well as activity groups. This collection of resources is funded by the UK Space Agency, and give students the opportunity to complete activities such as deciding a launch plan, designing a Mars Rover, identifying samples the rover has detected and using programming to analyse real spectral data. 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 using programming to analyse real data. These resources provide links to the engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, design and technology and computer science 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...

Careers

This interactive quiz gives students the opportunity to find a role to suit them on a mission to Mars. Provided as part of the ‘Roving with Rosalind’ resources, this quiz will give students the chance to reflect on whether they think a career in the space exploration industry would suit them.

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Landing site selection

 

This activity gives students the opportunity to explore how scientists and astronauts choose landing sites on other planets. Students are given a range of considerations before learning more about the terrains and orbital data from the planet Mars. The main part of this activity allows students to draw,...

Rover and instrument design

This activity will introduce students to instruments and rovers that are designed by scientists and engineers for use in planet exploration. Students are given a range of considerations before they learn more about existing instruments and rovers used in missions to Mars. Students then have the opportunity to...

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