A museum staff member begins the program with an introduction to the Think Ahead Exhibition and links the themes to their Mars mission.
The mission is to design a vehicle that astronauts can use when they finally land on Mars in the next 20 years or so. Students explore the exhibition and collect information using iPads, then come together at the end of the session and learn how to use the information collected to come up with an amazing design for their Martian Mover.
Students send the information collected to themselves via email for further research, and suggested activities (provided) to do back at school.
Design a Martian Mover curriculum links: Science as a Human Endeavour and the Solar System learning outcome.
Available: Term 3, 14 July – 19 September
Monday and Friday, 10.45am and 12.45pm
Length: 90 minutes
Maximum number: 30
Cost: $4.40 per student + education service fee