Mission Instructions

Your mission is to create a robot that can explore remote, narrow canyons. First, you will create a sample canyon system with both a left and right turn. Then you will design, test, and refine your robot until it can navigate the canyon system independently.

1. Problem

Humans are always looking for new places to explore: on land, in the sea, and in space. Some of those places are narrow, dangerous, or hard to reach. But canyon walls show the layers of rocks that stack together over millions of years. Each layer provides clues about the climate, plants, and animals that once roamed the planet - and that provides useful information about the climate, plants, and animals today! Check out these canyons called “The Narrows” located in Zion National Park, America.

Even Mars has some grand canyons!