Year 4 students were inspired by NASA’s Mars Perseverance mission this term as they built and coded their very own Milo Rover with the Lego We Do program. Students discovered ways that scientists and engineers use robots to explore places where humans cannot go and modified their rover to add a motion sensor to detect a plant specimen and a tilt sensor to help Milo send a message to the base. Their culminating activity included a free build project that showcased their creativity, using inspiration from the Design Library to build and program a device that would grab and carry something.
For students who’d like to keep coding over the holidays, you’re invited to Blast Off with NASA and Scratch! In celebration of the Perseverance Rover’s first trek on Mars, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is giving everyone a chance to try their hand at exploring the Red Planet with a fantastic Scratch tutorial: Code a Mars Helicopter Video Game. Go to https://scratch.mit.edu/ to log in or join Scratch.
Vanessa McKellar, Head of Library Services
GCC families can see all the photos on Pixevety.