Fifth grade lands virtual rover on Mars in virtual field trip

An artist's concept portrays a NASA Mars Exploration Rover on the surface of Mars.

An artist’s concept portrays a NASA Mars Exploration Rover on the surface of Mars.

FIFTH GRADE CLASSROOMS — The fifth grade took part in a virtual field trip about landing a rover on Mars

Because of Covid-19, children are no longer able to do in-person field trips. Instead, they are recreated online. One of the online field trips was learning about landing a rover on Mars.

Kids participating were split into four groups: geology, navigation, rover and communication. Each group had a special job to help land the virtual rover on Mars.

“The rover field trip was super fun,” said Ella Selvadurai. “I really learned a lot from the experience.”