What Is All This Business About The Mars Rover, Curiosity? – MentorMob
Curiosity Mars Rover Spins Its Wheels [720p] – YouTube
“Uploaded by djxatlanta on Jul 13, 2010
The wheels that will touch down on Mars in 2012 are several rotations closer to spinning on the rocky trails of Mars.
This video clip shows engineers in the JPL clean room where the rover is being assembled as they put all six wheels into motion for the first time.
Engineers raised the rover just as a car mechanic would hoist a car to check the wheels, and started the “engine” to get the wheels rotating. The wheel mobility system has 10 motors in all-four for steering the rover and six for driving. During this test, all 10 motors ran in every direction. Each wheel spun forward and backwards. “
Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Animation – YouTube
“This 11-minute animation depicts key events of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission, which will launch in late 2011 and land a rover, Curiosity, on Mars in August 2012. “
Mars in a Minute: How Hard Is It to Land Curiosity on Mars? – YouTube
“Landing the Curiosity rover on Mars is the most difficult and nail-biting part of the whole mission. See just how hard it is to land on Mars in this 60-second video.”
Authentic Learning with BYOT and iPads
“simulate flying and landing a space shuttle.
By projecting an iPad on the screen for students to watch, the F-SIM Space Shuttle app was used to record a space shuttle flight and then replay with students to discuss the real-life example in their unit on forces of motion. Using the Science Hub app for a follow-up, students learned about ratios through videos about how rockets are designed. The simulator app is one of many ways technology can provide authentic examples of curriculum standards.
Mr. Diedrich recently started using the Math Snacks app to support a unit on ratios.”
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