Mariposa students have been hard at work in S.T.E.A.M class this week creating their own edible rovers. The students created designs with unique scientific instruments to gather data on Mars. They used candy to build models their rover design. The students collaborated as teams much like the NASA engineers working on Mars 2020 to come up with their best ideas.
NASA is having a contest to name the Mars Rover 2020. Your child will be bringing home a consent form to have you sign if they would like to submit their essay to this contest.
Learn more at the about the Mars 2020 Rover at mars.nasa.gov. The students at Mariposa are excited to see a summer rocket launch sending this new rover to Mars.