Living & Working on Mars
Communicating with Mars
Astronauts on Mars must be able to communicate with Mission Control back on Earth. Research how a radio signal travels from Earth to Mars and back again, and create an illustrated diagram.
Stick the two strips together with tape of glue. Draw a picture of Earth on the inside cover and a picture of Mars on the back page. (Remember the back of the booklet will be pasted into the folder).
Information should include:
Here are some internet resources you might find helpful:
NASA, Dr DIsh
From Computer Code to Space Wave and Back Again (narrated animation)
M.A.R.S. Mars Australian Research Station
What would a Mars Base (suitable for humans) need?
Make a Diamond 4-Door Fold and use one fold for each section.
Create a square from A4 paper, and cut off the excess paper.
Fold the square diagonally so the opposite corners touch and unfold to reveal an “X”.
Fold the corners of the square into the centre of the X.
Research where resources necessary for humans living and working on Mars would come from, including:
These internet resources will be helpful.
Planet Mars – Facts and Information (including Colonizing Mars)
Mars Homestead Project Image Gallery (images of future settlements on Mars)
Colonization of Mars (Wikipedia)
Davis Creek Elementary School Mars Colony Project (great pictures of student projects)
Design Your Own Space Station on Mars
Create your own plans! Draw a picture or diagram that takes into consideration:
Fold a sheet of A4 paper diagonally to create a square. Cut off excess. Unfold the square and turn it over so that the diagonal fold is face down. Now fold the square in half vertically and horizontally. When you lift up the paper it should look something like the photo. Bring the diagonal fold together to create a Squash book. Draw your plans on the inside and a cover panel on the front.