Rubber-band-powered rovers


Saturday, January 12, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Columbia Memorial Space Center, Downey, California

Target Audience:

Teachers for grades 4-12


Participants will explore force and motion in the design of small, rubber-band-powered rovers that engage students in the engineering design process. Students design and build a rover out of cardboard, determine how to use rubber bands to spin the rover's wheels and improve their design based on testing results.

› Register online

Or register by calling (562) 231-1200 during operating hours.


  • Pre-registration is required.
  • This workshop is FREE for all pre-service and fully credentialed teachers.
  • Participants are required to bring in their teacher or student ID the day of the workshop.
  • Lunch will be provided.

This free workshop is offered through the City of Downey Columbia Memorial Space Center, a hands-on learning center dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of science and innovation to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, in partnership with NASA/JPL Education.

Can't attend the workshop? Explore these standards-aligned lessons online!