Mission to Mars

On a school trip to NASA, you and your classmates are accidentally sent on a mission to Mars. Over the 300-day journey, you have to guide the shuttle on its course, repair damage from a meteorite and learn how to survive in zero gravity. Will you ever make it back home?


In this Experience, your class will learn about:

  • Human space travel (NASA, Neil Armstrong, Valentina Tereshkova, surviving on a shuttle)
  • Differences in gravity on Earth, Mars and in space
  • Moons orbiting their planets
  • Things we find in space (meteorites, space rubble)

Resources for each Experience include:

  • For KS1 & KS2: Recap, Discuss & Quiz; Glossary; Reading Comprehension; Grammar & Punctuation; Writing Opportunities
  • For EYFS: Recap, Create & Play; Word Mat; Actions Storyboard; Song lyrics & mp3s (for some Experiences)