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Mars – The New Frontier
6 August 2018 @ 9:00 am – 7 August 2018 @ 3:00 pmFree
We are looking to space and examining how human ingenuity has overcome challenges as we look into space with a mind to explore and consider lunar travels and the population of Mars – as the new frontier.
Isolated small, rural primary schools will be supported in our investigations and inquiry by Dr. Jurg Schtuz (CSIRO) scientist who will lead us in investigating energy, astronomy and the challenges and changes ahead.
We are motivated by the works of Elon Musk, Iridium, the Falcon Heavy Moon to Mars missions and will be immersed into a variety of learning technologies to undertake our investigations. Ultimately, through video, virtual reality, 3D printing and design software primary students will be exposed to their futures and be producing an article they determine will be of value in habitating Mars.
Students will revisit their robotics and coding experiences and build upon this with Makey Makey, Drone, Minecraft, Tinkercad and Sketch-Up. They will be investigating power generation through solar and making Herons Fountains to set the bedrock of what change makers have already established.