Rover’s Discovery

Mars Diary

Activity 4.2

This activity uses the premise of rock samples collected by the ExoMars rover to help students practise their visual differentiation skills to crack the code. It also provides an opportunity for students to consider the differences between robotic and human exploration. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the two different types of explorer – and how could they best work together on the surface of Mars?


  • Computing
  • Geography
  • Maths / Numeracy
  • Primary Science / Working Scientifically

Learning Methods

  • Code and Decode
  • Physical Movement
  • Problem Solve
Rover’s Discovery

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