Mars Rover Leads To Local Interest In Robotics
The Mars Rover sent back it's first images to Earth over the weekend.
Those images are giving hope to young people right here in Grande Prairie that they might one day be able to help with a project that has a global impact as well.
Karl Germann, Superintendent with the Catholic School Board, says there's quite an interest in robotics here in the Peace Region.
"There has been some cool projects that kids have been able to work on too in skills that they have had to develop different machines that transport tennis balls and shoot tennis balls over a period of time. Or might have to pick up objects, disassemble and reassemble the objects. So they get that hands on skill, and they learn a little bit about science at the same time as well, too."
Germann says the programs we have now emphasize inquiry based learning and problem solving.
He adds that with the rover up there and working, the information it sends back in the next few years is going to be an amazing teaching tool.
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