Current student challenge — ROADS on Mars

ROADS on Mars is a team challenge for grades 3–12. The challenge follows in the path of the Mars 2020 rover and focuses on guiding students in understanding Rover Observation And Drone Survey.

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The 2019–2020 challenge

About ROADS on Mars

ROADS on Mars is a team challenge for grades 3–12. The challenge follows in the path of the Mars 2020 rover and focuses on guiding students in understanding Rover Observation And Drone Survey.

Teams

Are you a team participating in the ROADS on Mars challenge in 2019-2020? This page will help you submit your social media mini-challenge to NESSP as well as provide resources that may be useful as you navigate the challenge.

Hubs

Hubs both in-person and virtual create a network of regional challenges across the continental United States. Most regional challenge hubs will hold their final event in spring 2020. A few hubs are running the ROADS Challenge as a summer program to coincide with the launch of Mars 2020.

ROADS calendar

The ROADS on Mars challenge offers a full academic year of activities and virtual events. Visit the ROADS calendar for the full listing!

Upcoming ROADS events

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NESSP Announcements

Let’s finish the mission! — ROADS on Mars reboot information

G’day, ROADS on mars teams! This is the email/blog post you’ve been waiting for — we’re officially announcing the ROADS on Mars Student Challenge reboot. This is not a restart!  We’re not asking teams to go back to the beginning and start all over again.  The challenge will pick up where we left off back …

ROADS on Mars / ROADS Freestyle — News for teams (June 11, 2020)

G’day, Mars enthusiasts! From NASA — Mars2020 Launch Even though COVID-19 restrictions are keeping Kennedy Space Center off-limits for most of us, the Mars2020 rover launch is scheduled to go forward as planned.  Currently, the rover is tentatively scheduled to launch on Monday, July 20, around 9 a.m. Eastern Time (6 a.m. Pacific Time).  As …

The Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline

The Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline is a collaborative K-12 education effort serving students, teachers, and their diverse communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.