Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Grade Levels: 5-9
Subjects: Mathematics, General Science
Engineers and scientists tested the FIDO rover in the Mojave Desert. The rover drivers worked out of a trailer without watching the rovers. In similar fashion, in this activity students drive a remote-controlled car through a course to learn the challenges faced while trying to operate a planetary rover. They use measurement, geometry and problem-solving skills to move through the course.
"Out of Sight" Remote Vehicle Activity [50KB PDF file]