Mars: Core sample lesson

Linking to the topics Earth and space and space, year 5 and P6 pupils will be given a pretend sample from Mars and then take their own core samples. They will discover how scientists can use samples to learn information about a planet.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan
  • A PowerPoint presentation to help run the lesson
  • An explanation text about Mars Rovers
  • A question sheet to fill in
  • A ‘Make a Mars Lander’ activity
  • Silly Science 7 minutes of terror activity

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Chocolate bars
  • An apple corer or plastic straws
  • Knife
  • Plate
Earth and space
Mars: Core sample lesson

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