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Mars Math Expedition
Unit Vocabulary

Teacher Portal
The act of working together to reach a common goal.
A contest 
A bowl-shaped depression on a surface, formed by an impact
Drive Tab
A way to remotely control your robot with a joystick or buttons in VEXcode GO.
Fuel Cell
A cell producing an electric current created by a chemical reaction
A vehicle designed for and used to explore a surface, like Mars
A small piece of a larger object, like soil from the surface of Mars, that can be collected
Solar Panel
A panel designed to absorb the sun's rays as a source of energy for generating electricity.

Encouraging Vocabulary Usage

The following are additional ways to facilitate vocabulary usage as students are engaged in the activities throughout this Unit.

Students should be encouraged to use the vocabulary terms:

  • Throughout all of the activities
  • As they are working in groups
  • As they are reflecting
  • As they are sharing their knowledge and experience
A VEX GO character

Tips for Encouraging Vocabulary Usage