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Mission Mars

Idris’ eye. The Red Planet is our neighbor in the solar system about which we know the most. So fasten your seatbelts as we begin on an interstellar journey of discovery to uncover what Mars looks like and to unearth truths about Mars that will inspire and delight.

Age Group

11 - 14

Grade Level: 

Middle School

Total Hours

15 hours

Course Modules

• Know Your Neighbors • Life on Mars • Know the Climate of Mars? • Home On Mars • Careers On Mars • Aviation Engineering • Make a Cardboard Rover • GIS Technician • Telescope • How To Make A Telescope • Meteorologist • Doctor • Searching For Life • Geologist • How To Make a Volcano • Mars Engineering

Learning Outcomes

• Identify and describe key features of Mars, including its size, atmosphere, climate, and geological formations. • Explain the potential for human habitation on Mars and the various career opportunities that may arise as a result. • Explore the skills and knowledge required for specific careers related to Mars exploration and colonization, such as aviation engineering, GIS technician, meteorologist, doctor, geologist, and telescope operation. • Engage in Hands-on activities to develop practical skills, such as building a cardboard rover, making a telescope, creating a volcano, and conducting experiments to search for signs of life. • Understand the importance of teamwork, problem• solving, and innovation in the context of space exploration and Mars colonization. • Develop scientific literacy and critical thinking skills by analyzing data, making observations, and drawing conclusions about Mars and its potential for supporting life.

Course Elements

• Quizzes • Video Quests • Video Scenarios • Hands-on Activities • Downloadables • Videos

Course Overview

On a fine day Idris was going hiking with his parents. When they reached the hiking spot, it was very beautiful. At nighttime they set up camp. Idris’ mum was stargazing. Idris joined her. She then pointed out many different stars and planets.

This course includes:

4 Quizzes
5 Video Quests
4 Video Scenarios
5 Hands-on Activities
3 Downloadables

Related careers:

Astrobiologist and Mars Mission Engineer

Skills you will gain:

Thinking skills
Cognitive skills
Observation skills

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Client Reviews

My son loved learning about Mars with this program! The interactive activities and quizzes kept him engaged and he learned a lot about space exploration. Highly recommend! Sarah T.

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