Expedition to the M.A.R.S. Base

This program delivers a scenario-based learning environment that engages the students in a wide range of science activities, uses computer and communications technology and strongly encourages collaborative learning and teamwork. It offers a rich experience in science and builds core skills. Students work in Mission Control and at the M.A.R.S. Base.

  • observing the astronauts working in the Mars Australian Research Station (M.A.R.S.)
  • using interactive software to monitor systems and solve related problems.
  • working in pairs to complete hands-on science tasks and communicate their results to Mission Control.

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2 classes per day, may be booked as a pair with a related course. (See MORE INFORMATION)

$18 per student (plus GST); please ask whether your school is eligible for a subsidy.

Years 5 and 6.

This program works well in conjunction with Tickle My Droid, Fully Charged!, The Magnetic World and The Size of Your Sol. One of these may also be booked to make a full day.

Please find pre-mission material for the Expedition to the M.A.R.S Base Program here

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