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How do you protect a falling raw egg from cracking upon impact when it hits the ground? When NASA needs to land their million-dollar Mars Rover, they used, of all things, a nifty parachute! In this lesson, learn about the concepts of free fall, gravity, air resistance, and impact.

In the process of building and experimentation, aspects of engineering and material science will be incorporated. A fun lesson that will engage you to learn through play and encourage you to think out of the box!


  1. State that the acceleration of a free-falling rover is constant and is approximately 10 m/s^2.
  2. Describe the motion of rover with the constant weight falling with air resistance.
  3. Explain the effects of friction (air resistance) to the motion of a falling rover.
  4. Design a rover protection system (parachute and airbags)
  5. Build and test a rover protection system.
Delivery Type Hands-On Workshop
Level P5, P6, S1, S2
Number of Pax 20 to 40
Duration 1.50 hours
Timing 9.30am, 2.30pm
Fees $0

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