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Lesson 5 - Underwater volcano hunting activity

In this resource from the Royal Society of Edinburgh students are asked to to perform numerical calculations in order to reveal parts of an image of an underwater volcano chain.

Students must correctly answer the question contained on each square to reveal part of the map hidden behind the squares, in order...

Lesson 4 - Estimation

This resource from the Royal Society of Edinburgh contains footage of a large dolphin pod, and asks students to use and justify their own assumptions in order to estimate how many dolphins are in the pod. 

The presentation also includes details of the wildlife seen in the video, a brief quiz and prompts...

Lesson 2 - Plotting coordinates (Maths)

In this resource from the Royal Society of Edinburgh students are asked to read and plot coordinate points on behalf of a scientific research voyage from Cairns to Brisbane via a number of sample...

Lesson 1 - Bearings

In this resource from the Royal Society of Edinburgh students are asked to calculate the bearings and distances a ship will need to travel in order to complete a voyage from Cairns to Brisbane via a number of sample sites.

To complete the task, students need to measure bearings, distances on a map and use...

Sample analysis

This activity teaches students how to analyse samples on Mars. Students can unlock 'downlink targets' from each category (Astrobiology, Confectionery, Geology and Meteorites) and use the reference targets information to work out what their rovers have found on Mars. This resource links topics in geology, physics,...

Worksheets

These worksheets provide Mars-based activities suitable for Key Stage 3 and 4 students.

Programming

This activity will teach students basic python programming skills and provide an introduction to spectroscopy in space science.  This resource links topics in computer science, physics and engineering. 

Analogue mission

This activity allows students to simulate the robotic exploration of Mars. Students can pretend to be rovers themselves, use remote control rovers or programmable Lego WeDoTM rovers to plan and carry out an exploration of Mars. This resource links to topics in computing, engineering, programming and...

Rover and instrument design

This activity will introduce students to mission and instrumentation design for Mission to Mars. This worksheet allows students to undertake the task of designing a rover mission to Mars. Students will have to meet the provided mission requirements, maximise scientific return and manage mission budgets. This...

Careers

Find your role in a mission to Mars by taking our quiz on SpaceCareers.uk

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