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Mars: Signs of life enquiry

Linking to the topics Earth and space and space, year 5 and P6 pupils will learn key facts about Mars and then set up a simple observation over time enquiry.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan
  • A PowerPoint presentation explaining how scientists look for signs of life on Mars.
  • An explanation text on Mars Rovers
  • Instructions to set up the signs of life enquiry

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • sand
  • 3 pots
  • teaspoon
  • yeast
  • Fizzy vitamin tablet or bicarbonate of soda
Year 6
Earth and space
Mars: Signs of life enquiry

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