Mars Timeline

March 20, 2014 | Posted in Educational Resources, Image Analysis, Theoretical/problem solving | By

I developed this image analysis activity for KS3-5 based on geology/geography for delivery on my Mars in a Box workshop – a Mars-related extension to the Solar System in a Box workshop.

In this activity students study real satellite images of the Mars surface – taken from Google Mars and ESA Mars Express.  Using these images students can unravel the sequence of geological events in two different Mars locations.

Download the instructions for Mars Timeline
Download activity images for Mars Timeline
Download a copy of the presentation slides for Mars Timeline

This activity was developed with funding from a UKSA Space for All Grant 2012/2013

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Mars Globes

March 20, 2014 | Posted in Art and Craft, Educational Resources | By

I developed this craft activity for delivery on my Mars in a Box workshop – a Mars-related extension to the Solar System in a Box workshop.  This activity is suitable for KS 1-2 and a family audience at science festivals.  Very simply it allows students to make their own globe of Mars.  It has been trialled in primary school workshops and for the 2013 BBC Star Gazing Live East Midlands Event and the 2014 Star Gazing Live event at University of Leicester.

Download the instructions to create a Mars Globe
Download the template to create a Mars Globe

This activity was developed with funding from a UKSA Space for All Grant 2012/2013

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Spectroscopy Activities

January 20, 2013 | Posted in Educational Resources, Experiments | By

I have outlined 4 simple activities that can be used to demonstrate the principles of the electromagnetic spectrum and spectroscopy.  Applications can include environmental, Earth observation and spectroscopy on other planets! Separate instructions will be uploaded at a later date on how to create a Near Infra Red camera.

Download instructions for Spectroscopy Activities
Download Spectroscopy images to accompany the experiments
Download X-ray activity images

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