Especially curated for young Mars Explorers of grades 5 & 6, this learning solution will help them learn the salient features and physical properties of the red planet. Not only that. It will also strengthen their knowledge about the universe and help enhance their critical and analytical skills.
With the Giant Mars Map, awarded to STEM & Space by the Buzz Aldrin Sharespace foundation, and children will get a unique chance to virtually walk on the surface of the planet as well.
Let the children be part of this learning experience and give them opportunities to:
Understand the evolution and transformation of Life
Explore the Mars surface/Topography
Know the historic and future space missions on Mars
Habitat on Mars
WHY MARS AS A DESTINATION?
In the first week, children will explore life in the solar system and learn what makes the planet Earth habitable. They will unravel the potential of Mars to become a habitat and sustain life. The children will also find out about extremophiles, which are an exceptional kind of life form.
The first week will include following topics:
OUR EARTH – ONE IN A MILLION
EXPLORING LIFE IN SOLAR SYSTEM
IS MARS A POSSIBLE CANDIDATE?
MISSIONS TO MARS
We all know that in recent times, Mars has been a popular destination for Astronomers and Space Explorers across the globe. In the second week, children will get a chance to dive deeper into these space missions to Mars and learn what factors go into planning a mission to Mars.
The second week will cover 2 topics:
HISTORY OF MARS EXPLORATION
LET’S PLAN A MISSION TO THE RED PLANET
MARS – THE UNIQUE RED PLANET
As children immerse further in the learning course, they unravel more mysteries about the red planet, Mars. Its features. Resources available on the planet. They find out: Does it have water or an atmosphere? Could life have existed here?
In the third week, children will:
EXPLORE THE MARS SURFACE AND FEATURES – WITH OUR AWARD WINNING GIANT MARS MAP
EXPLORE RESOURCES ON THE RED PLANET
FIND ANSWER TO THE QUESTION: IS LIFE POSSIBLE ON MARS?
FUTURE OF HUMAN EXPLORATION OF MARS
For current and emerging space explorers, Mars is the stepping stone into the interplanetary exploration. As children towards the end of the course, they get hands on experience of planning a model human settlement on Mars. They also find out where else on our solar system can we look for life.
In the fourth week, children will:
LEARN BEYOND MARS – WHERE ELSE CAN WE GO?
PLAN A MARS SETTLEMENT
LEARN ABOUT THE FIRST STEPS TO GETTING HUMANS TO MARS
Young space explorers get a chance to truly experience planning Mars mission, while they also learn about Mars, universe, and Astronomy along the entire learning journey. The entire learning will be STEM Integrated and investigative, where children learn by doing. By the end of the course, the children will:
Enhance their knowledge about Mars
Explore more about life in solar system
Learn how to plan Mars mission
Get familiar with Giant Mars Map
Know how to plan a Mars mission
Strengthen their critical, analytical and innovation skills
Next Batch for “Destination Mars” is scheduled in Feb 2021