Welcome to The Mars Lab
The Mars Lab is a both a Mars Yard (a re-creation of the Martian surface) and a robotics lab established within Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum. It engages young people at high school in the search for life on Mars and the technologies which enable that search.
60 Minutes On Mars is a five lesson teacher-led unit of science curriculum-linked activities that provide an introduction to the search for evidence of life on Mars culminating with a teleoperation rover driving experience. Students investigate the main geological and astrobiological features of interest on the Martian surface and use this knowledge to carefully plan their rover mission.
Suitable for Years 7-10
MEET NASA MARS MISSION SCIENTIST, JOHN GROTZINGER
SPECIAL VIDEO CONFERENCE
16 MAY 2014 @ 9.30AM (EST)
FREE – BOOK NOW!
Find out why geology rocks!
Meet Professor of Geology, John Grotzinger – chief scientist for the NASA Mars Science Laboratory rover mission. John’s job: study the rocks and soil of Mars using NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity.
Live from the California Institute of Technology, John will talk about his work as a geologist and his role as chief scientist for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission. He will discuss the mission’s highlights, Curiosity’s top discoveries so far and what the mission team’s upcoming plans are.
This is a very special and unique opportunity for your students to meet and interact with a NASA scientist, ask questions about his work, studies, and even technical questions about NASA’s Mars mission.
Watch a video of John Grotzinger.