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Artemis ROADS Unit 4 Lesson 3: Rover Development

This lesson’s guiding question is, “How do we combine what we know about the surface of the Moon and the structure and function of our rover to complete a safe and successful rover mission?“.

Lesson Summary:

Students will build and program a robot to plan a successful mission to the Moon. Then, they will use the Engineering Design Process to build a test bed and modify the rover’s wheels. Next, they will use size and scale factors to compare VIPER and their rover and their test beds with the surface of the Moon. Finally, groups will document their work in this lesson.

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Artemis ROADS Challenge Mission Objective Alignment:

This lesson is aligned with Mission Objective 7. Teams learn to program their robotic rovers and test their ability to travel on challenging lunar terrain.