Science of Mars brought to the classroom

The science of Martian exploration is being brought into the classroom thanks to a project aimed at disadvantaged students and those in rural areas.

The Roving with Rosalind project launched during National Astronomy Week – which runs until November 22 – and is offering science out-reach for students aged seven to 14.

It is inspired by the Rosalind Franklin rover, which is due to touch-down on Mars in 2023 as part of the joint European-Russian ExoMars mission to search for traces of life on the red planet.

Schools can sign up to borrow one of five kits of practical science experiments and can take part in a suite of online activities, each linked to national science curricula. The activities are accompanied by video introductions from real space scientists.

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