Rover Rev Up Learning

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Babylon Memorial Grade School sixth-grade students are learning to build Mars rovers and navigate their creations through various situations as part of their science curriculum.

Using recycled material, the students are learning about the science behind the wheeled objects through the hands-on STEM-based activity. As part of each science unit, the students are tasked with modifying the rovers to complete related and relevant tasks. For example, while studying physics they learned about speed and motion as they set the rovers down ramps, and during astronomy they studied the landing module when they created “eggstronauts.”