Traverse the Terrain

Grade Levels: 6-8 | Duration: 60 min

Explore using coordinate planes to navigate a rover through uncharted territory on Mars. Engage in communication and quality control best practices by mapping obstacles and checking other teams’ instructions for accuracy.

Lesson Plan PDF

Grade Levels: 6-8

Duration: 60 min

Concepts/Skills: Coordinate planes, data collection

Objectives: Students will:

  • Collaborate with their team to build a test model of the terrain of Mars with obstacles.
  • Map the coordinates of the obstacles of a different team’s model terrain.
  • Practice quality control by creating and testing navigation instructions from another team’s coordinates.