Mission to Mars: LEGO® Explorers Workshop

Event information

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

Ticket prices:

£3 per student
Booking required

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

This has been created in partnership with the LEGO Group and LEGO Education Partner, Raising Robots

Further details, curriculum links and pre-visit information PDF (275 KB)

Event dates
17 October 2019 10.30-12.15, 12.30-14.15
29 October 2019 10.30-12.15, 12.30-14.15
30 October 2019 10.30-12.15, 12.30-14.15
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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How to book

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