RED ROVER GOES TO MARS PLAY
at Pea Ridge Elementary
22 March MM
Theater for a Play
The first grade DUPLO builders and the
4th - 5th grade LEGO builders worked together the fourth week of their
Spring After School Classes. The students made a PLAY complete with
theater, ticket booth , turnstile, pneumatic door, seating area, concession
area, sign, stage,
and curtains. Dr. Liz Murray and parents helped. One computer
was up with the Davis Creek RED ROVER so students could get experience
teleoperating the Mars Rover at Davis
Creek Elementary. One computer had these web pages from the last
three weeks. One computer had the LEGO CAD program with the Computer
Aided Design dynamic instructions for the curtain project. The large
computer had LEGO Control Lab for programming all the motors, lights, and
At first students divided up into groups of two
by what part of the project they wanted to do.
All groups kept track of the sizes of the other
parts so that their part would fit.
An example was the size of the doorway for the pneumatic
Then the parts were brought together and programmed.
The sign said
RED ROVER GOES TO MARS
The play explained about the Red Rover Goes to
Mars project of NASA and the Planetary Society. Students will actually
be involved in the up coming Mars missions. Our actors were "Astronaut
Bob" and a girl astronaut and a boy astronaut telling about how students
can get experience teleoperating and then write a essay to qualify for
The hilarious parts of the play were "Astronaut Bob"
explaining the need for oxygen in a very low then very high voice.
theater for a play.
picture from Red Rover camera
Thank you for the Duplo inventory help.
22 March MM
Links of Linda Hamilton
Update 10 Jan 02