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Week beginning 8th March

Please work on these tasks if you are isolating.

Wednesday, 10th March, 2021

Can you design a building that you could live on in Mars? Remember that Mars is very dry and rocky- what could the building have to make it suitable for people to live inside? If you could design your perfect home on Mars, what would it look like? Would it have any transport?

Here are some ideas to help you:

Colonization of Mars - Wikipedia

J Bohn Associates | Mars Colony X

Elon Musk's Mars colonization plan requires 1,000 rockets and 20 years

Elon Musk Wants to Build 80,000-Person Mars Colony | WIRED

Three NASA technologies that could make a Mars colony possible -

Maths task

Please practise your 10 and 2 times tables, ready for when you come back to school. If you are confident, try your 5 times tables. Remember to use numbots and TT Rockstars to help you practise.

Making a times table poster will also help you, e.g.:

Ongoing Flower Painting: With Multiplication - Waldorf Inspired (1xweek) |  Small Online Class for Ages 8-12 | Outschool

Writing task

Now that you have researched Mars, pretend you are living there and write a letter to people back on Earth, to be sent as an email.

What have you been doing since you arrived? Where have you been living? Have you met anyone else?


Tuesday, 9th March, 2021.

For STEM week we are research Mars! Can you complete this Venn diagram about Mars? Use the information underneath to help you. 


Mars and  Earth are both rocky planets.


On Earth and Mars, a day lasts 24 hours (though not Mars it is very slightly longer.


There is less gravity on Mars than Earth. So, if you  dropped a rock it would fall more slowly than on Earth!


Unlike Earth, the bitterly cold temperatures  on Mars means the frozen clouds can't ever fall in the form of rain or snow.


The atmosphere is much thinner on Mars than Earth, which means humans wouldn't be able to breathe without special equipment.



Unlike Earth, no plants grow on Mars. Though researcher have found that 9 different plants can be grown in Martian soil.


There are no humans on Mars, yet...


Writing task

If you could travel to Mars, would you do it? How would you get there and who would you go with? What would you take with you?

Write a letter to your teacher describing and explaining your ideas.


History task

We would like you to find out more about missions to Mars. Can you do some research and find out about times when we have tried to explore Mars. The NASA website will be a useful starting point-

You can record your work as a timeline, drawings or even a piece of writing.