We The Curious
Make a (Space) Rover
How do you explore planets like Mars, without sending humans? Space agencies send robots. There are three types of planet-exploring robot: Have a go at making your own rover.
- Orbiters fly around the planet. Taking photos of the ground, and taking measurements of the air.
- Landers land on the planet and take measurements of soil.
- Rovers land and have wheels to 'rove' around, which means they can take measurements from further than just the landing site.
Activity type: Make
Duration: 30 mins
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