Virtual Sojourner

Photo courtesy NASA


Carry out a "virtual Mars mission" just like the one Mars Pathfinder's rover, Sojourner, performed. Apply your new knowledge to future Mars missions!

Activities for grades 4 - 12


Activity 1: Driving Blind (create a map and command your rover to a destination).


Activity 2: Rover Rock Hunt (communicate with another classroom to find a "hidden rock").


Activity 3: Sim-Rover, a Web-based Rover Simulation (command a computer-based Pathfinder rover to a specified destination). Coming soon!


Teachers' resources

Written by

Richard Edgerton
Seattle Public Schools


University of Washington

Comments and suggestions by

Janice DeCosmo
University of Washington


Lisa Poor
Bellevue Public Schools