This week was all about research and designing a product.
We watched NASA videos showing the Mars rovers such as Curiosity and Perseverance and the jobs that they are carrying out on the surface of Mars. We then looked specifically at their design and what sorts of mechanics were used to make them work.
Next the children came up with their own design specifications for a Mars rover and drew ideas of what their design should look like. They had to include moving parts where something would turn, move up and down or use gears.
The children came up with some brilliant designs and worked together to evaluate their ideas.
Some of the children also had the opportunity to make K’NEX models which used mechanical systems.