This lesson should be used to introduce
the project you intend to carry out (this will of course depend upon which modules
you choose to undertake), and provide the students with an overview of Mars
and Mars exploration.
Students should be encouraged to respond to questions posed during the talk and to think about specific points. The direction of the discussion will depend upon the modules you wish to undertake. Some points they should perhaps think about for the full project include:
The key thing to stress here (for those wishing to undertake the full project) is that the students should think of all of the modules they complete in terms of their mission planning, and how the information they have learned can be used to improve their mission design.
You can find out more about the planet Mars and Mars exploration from our Mars information web pages.
The Mars in the Classroom project is continually under review and being updated. If you have any queries, comments or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact us. Our details can be found on our contact details web page.
You can find out more about future plans for the Mars in the Classrom project from our Future Plans web page.
You can find out more about the hisory of the Mars in the Classrom project from our History web page.