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Roving Robots

Roving Robots

Inquiry Room Investigation

Travel to Mars and use robots to build a habitable research base for humans before they arrive! Program robots to complete missions, search the Martian surface for geological treasures and possible signs of life, and build circuits to communicate with the folks back home… or reach out to extraterrestrial life forms!

In-person capacity may be limited in compliance with public health guidelines in effect on the day of your visit.

Subjects: Physical Sciences, Earth Science, Space Science
Program Type: Inquiry Room Investigation
NYS Standards:

  • 1-PS4-4 Use tools and materials to design and build a device that uses light or sound to solve the problem of communicating over a distance.
  • 2-PS1-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
  • 2-PS1-3 Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object.
  • 3-ESS3-1 Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.
  • 4-PS4-3 Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information.
  • 5-PS1-3 Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.


Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Start Date: 09/20/2021
End Date: 06/24/2022
Program Length: 50 min.
Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
Minimum Attendence: 8
Maximum Attendence: 25

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Museum Group Admission: $8 per person; PLUS: $5 additional per person program charge; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Lead Time: At least 3 Wks

Need More Information?

Name: Guest Services
Phone: 585.697.1942


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