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Mission to Mars I

   5-6 th grade of Primary school & 1 ESO  (10-14 years old)


Material to be prepared before coming to ESAC:

  • Some experience with 3D and 2D terrain maps. Identification of different types of energy.
  • Videos that can be watched in the classroom to enhance the Experience.

Material to be used in ESAC: Scientific Game and the scientific images of Mars, collected by the ESA and NASA space missions.

Meet Mars. Credits: ESA


Living in Mars is an importan achieve by itself! but nowadays youngsters may live it. For that reason, the CESAR Team offers you a fun and instructive game to make students think about:


- How would it be a trip to Mars?

- What should they bring for the moving, as they are going to live there

- Where would they land  and build their houses on Mars, taking into account three main factors, for which we give them these tips:

         a. the area selected must get enough sunlight

         b. the are selected must have water resources (even though when this is not in a liquid state)

         c. the area selected should be flat and have the proper conditions for the rover to drive on it.


The students will use a topographic map of Mars and scientific images of specific areas on Mars collected by the ESA space missions (Mars Express and ExoMars).


This Experience can be complemented with the following activities at el Planetario de Madrid : El Cielo de CloeLa Noche del VampiroLa niña que sabía caminar al revésTalleres intergeracionales Pequeños astrónom