Mission to Mars: LEGO® Explorers Workshop
Event type: Workshop
Location: Zoology Spirit Building in the Darwin Centre, Orange Zone
Suitable for: key stage 2 (ages 7-11)
Capacity: 35 students
Duration: 1hr 45 min
£3 per student
Pupils will design, create and code a Martian rover using LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 robotics sets in this hands-on workshop.
Exploring and understanding Mars has become one of the key challenges in space exploration. From remote sensing to landing rovers, our Museum scientists are actively involved in learning more about the red planet. But how do we study a planet that is millions of miles away?
In this workshop, pupils will work in small teams to design and build a LEGO Martian rover. They will then code, test and evaluate their designs. After receiving missions from our scientists, they will have to decide what their rover should investigate and build appropriate tools for the challenge. In a final challenge, pupils will see how their rovers perform on a large-scale realistic Martian surface.
Learning themes: coding, modelling, testing and evaluating designs, creative problem solving, planetary science, space exploration
|17 October 2019||10.30-12.15, 12.30-14.15|
|29 October 2019||10.30-12.15, 12.30-14.15|
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|31 October 2019||10.30-12.15, 12.30-14.15|
|6 November 2019||10.30-12.15, 12.30-14.15|
|7 November 2019||10.30-12.15, 12.30-14.15|
|13 November 2019||10.30-12.15, 12.30-14.15|
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