An international, cross-curricular exploration of Space Science, through on-line learning
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These items date from an earlier time when we knew far less than we do now about the surface of Mars following the discoveries of Curiosity, but they show how studying the idea of space travel can stimulate a very wide range of thoughts, whilst still covering real science. We include some examples of what these particular students were inspired to produce.
Students designed PowerPoint displays to illustrate a journey to Mars. Here are two of them:
Another approach was to develop play scripts:
- STAR A Play script for children (Word 124 KB)
Some of the scripts were filmed, and students explained how they achieved certain effects, such as a boot imprint on the surface of the moon:
- Drama - freeze framing (Word 930 KB)
A script might be from the point of view of a studio interview of relatives left on Earth following a mission to Mars:
- Drama scene 2 STAR (Word 200 KB)
One student reminisced on a previous journey to Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter:
- Europa (Word 36 KB)
There had to be some thoughts about lost civilisations on Mars:
- Narrative work example - Mars, Lost and Found (Word 30 KB)
Students were also asked to think about what they had achieved:
- STAR summary and evaluation (Word 260 KB)