NASA’s most ambitious mission to Mars is landing August 6, 2012. The rover, nicknamed Curiosity, has a greater range than any rover before and it carries an impressive array of science instruments. It will explore terrain on Mars where water once flowed, searching for evidence of life.
Running time 4:53 minutes
Algebra in the Real World Activity:
Building a Rover
Topics: Coordinate Systems; Patterns, Relations and Functions; Linear Functions
Grades: 6 – 12
Problem Solving / Mathematics Activity:
Subject: Problem Solving; Mathematics
Topics: Solve Multi-Step Problems; Probability
Grades: 7 – 12
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