Before the lesson
- To identify the computer architecture of the Mars Rovers
Pupils should be taught to:
- Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world-wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
Pupils needing extra support: This activity is self-supporting and self-extending, but children who are likely to struggle are probably best paired with more confident children so they can watch them before having their own turn.
Pupils working at greater depth: The activity is self-extending, but children should be extended to consider why Rovers are not sent to Mars with greater RAM (cost implications) and to think of other useful sensors and output devices which could be included in the 2020 Rover.