Icy Worlds Unit 4: Robotics and Drones

Lessons in this unit address the question,

“How can robotic systems aid in the exploration of our Earth and other solar system objects?”

Lesson Guiding Questions:

  • Lesson 1: What are different ways robotic systems communicate, and what are their limitations?
  • Lesson 2: How can we modify and test our drone to make sure it can complete its mission objectives?
  • Lesson 3: How can different programming commands be used to help the rover complete its objectives?
  • Lesson 4: How does bringing all parts of a complex mission together for rehearsal lead to better mission outcomes?

Each lesson is offered at the middle and high school levels! Click on the lessons to the right for more details.