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The Mars Mission: Landing and Exploring

This resource provides activities for children aged from 4-11,using the theme of exploring Mars as the context. With a focus on the Landing and exploring. The activities are:

Children in EYFS play a parachute game, make parachutes and try to land a toy rover on a pretend Martian surface. They go on to test parachutes of different sizes, designs and materials. 

Younger primary learners make parachutes and identify some geographical features of Mars. They use language of direction and position to try to land a toy rover on a Martian surface after identifying suitable landing sites.

Older children learn about some geographical features of Mars, including the proposed landing site. They identify the coordinates to match points marked on the map. They later look for points of interest and write corresponding coordinates for others to interpret.

This resource is part of the Mission to Mars collection. They has been provided by ESERO-UK to support teachers in learning about the ExoMars Mission.

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