Have your class always wanted to be robotics engineers, programming a rover to complete challenges across the surface of Mars? Well now you have the chance to bring your class here to the National Space Centre to do just that, by taking part in the National Space Centre’s interactive Mars workshop.

Working in small groups your children will find out more about Mars rover missions, how to programme one of our LEGO NXT robots and then compete in some Mars challenges.

Note: Unfortunately this workshop is not available as outreach.

Recommended: Years 4-6

Curriculum links: Computing; Simple Algorithms. Create Test and Improve Sequences. Input - Process - Output, Repetition in programs. Loops. Controllable Vehicles. How Mechanisms Work. Sensors

NXT Rover
Children using a laptop to programme a LEGO rover