Mission 2 Mars: Mars Rover (ONLINE Delivery)

Delivery: ONLINE

What students will learn:

How could we live and work on Mars?

Space exploration and the willingness of humans to live on other planets is becoming a reality. Society has adopted many benefits from space research & explorations and we will continue to benefit from discoveries made. The ability to live on Mars and function as a working society poses many challenges and obstacles.

What students will do:

Learners use Scratch coding to create a haptic experience of searching for resources on the planet Mars. The lesson outline explores humans living and working on another planet. What are the resources that we would need on Mars to mine/find in order to make a civilization on Mars viable.  The key learning for students is in the maths curriculum, where they “Design and implement mathematical algorithms using a simple general purpose programming language (VCMNA254)” – Patterns and Algebra.
The session is designed to be 60-90 minutes but can be extended with additional activities provided by the KIOSC educator. It is a fun, creative activity that students can opt into during lockdown.
An example of a finished game

Links to industry and pathways:

  • Scientific Endeavour
  • Engineering
  • Coding
  • Space Travel

Time:

  • 60-90 minute session.

Student Numbers:

  • Minimum 10 students when booking. Combined Year Levels are not an issue.
  • Maximum unlimited, but may be split over 2 LIVE classes or more.