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activities: section 6

Active Exploration

Alka-Seltzer Rockets Mars Activity Book: K-12 Classroom Activities
http://marsrover.nasa.gov/classroom/pdfs/MSIP-MarsActivities.pdf
Using baking soda and vinegar, students propel an object across the floor, introducing the idea of how things move through space-Newton's Third Law of Motion.

Soda Straw Rockets Mars Activity Book: K-12 Classroom Activities
http://marsrover.nasa.gov/classroom/pdfs/MSIP-MarsActivities.pdf (scroll to page 112) Students construct rockets on soda straws and then launch by blowing through the straw.

Mars Pathfinder: Egg Drop and Landing Mars Activity Book: K-12 Classroom Activities
http://marsrover.nasa.gov/classroom/pdfs/MSIP-MarsActivities.pdf
Students design, build, and test a system to land on the surface of Mars without breaking the cargo, an egg.

Rover Races: Mars Activity Book: K-12 Activities Booklet
http://marsrover.nasa.gov/classroom/pdfs/MSIP-MarsActivities.pdf (scroll to page 4) Students learn the challenges of operating a planetary rover and develop solutions in a participatory activity.

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