Off to Mars - a cross-curricular programme

At the end of the summer term, our Year 7s took part in a cross-curricular programme which had them utilising their programming, engineering, mathematical and scientific skills to:

 

  • Find out if they have what it takes to be an astronaut

  • Plan a mission, and plot a trajectory, to Mars

  • Plan a well-balanced meal for their journey

  • Check out dust movements on the planet

  • Estimate the mass of the planet

  • Build a robot to explore a martian terrain and retrieve objects