Mars Wonders & Rovers

Last week in science, the fourth graders began to learn all about Mars! Students started with writing down their “wonders” about the planet. Wonders included:

  • Is there life on Mars?
  • Are there rovers on Mars right now?
  • Could humans make a base on Mars?

Next, the class learned all about missions that have been taken to Mars, and what rovers are there right now.

The students stepped into virtual reality and toured the actual landing sites of the Mars rovers to learn more about the rovers themselves and the purpose of their missions while on Mars. The fourth graders discovered that Mars once had water. They also learned that Perseverance, a rover designed to explore the Jezero crater on Mars as part of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, is looking for samples that could contain signs of life.

The students are enjoying their unit studying Mars. If you have questions about Mars, ask our resident experts – the fourth graders!

Author: The Saklan School Friday Blog

The Saklan School is a private Pre-K through 8 school located in Moraga, CA. Our mission is to think creatively, act compassionately, and live courageously.

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