Signs of Life

Mars Diary

Activity 1.1

Scientists are particularly interested studying Mars because of evidence that life has existed there – or might even still exist. This activity asks students to research Earth and Mars and draw them side-by-side, focusing on ‘signs of life’. Comparing Earth with its neighbour Mars and drawing the differences will help students to understand the concept of life as we know it on Earth and what this means in the context of Mars.

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  • English / Literacy
  • Geography
  • Maths / Numeracy
  • Primary Science / Working Scientifically
  • Art and Design

Learning Methods

  • Research
  • Draw
Signs of Life

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