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Moon Rover - Building a solar-powered rover

In this set of two activities, pupils identify and compare types of renewable sources of energy, before being encouraged to identify solar energy as one of the best options for powering a lunar rover. Pupils will learn about the environmental conditions on the moon and learn more about the purpose of lunar rovers for moon exploration. Pupils are given the opportunity to work as part of a group to apply their electrical skills and develop their creative thinking by sketching simple circuits and building a simple rover that incorporates a solar cell and motor. These two activities can be done individually or as a set.

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