“Landing humans safely onto the surface of Mars will be the next ‘giant leap for mankind’. But it’s a long way to the Red Planet, and there are many dangers along the way! How will you get your astronauts to Mars? How will you keep them alive and how will you get them back home to Earth? Let your imagination fly – we can’t wait to see how it gets to Mars!”
Scientists expect that the first humans to reach Mars will be within the next 20 years. Imagine you are a scientist and you are being sent on the Mars mission. You must design a space ship to travel the 54.6 million km journey to Mars and land safely back to Earth.
You may include pictures in your answers (2 maximum), which should be no longer than 250 words in total.
Projects should be submitted online as a PDF when filling in the submission form below.
The competition is open to all Primary school children
Submit your project from 22nd February 2016 – until 20th March 2016
‘Willy Wonka’ style workshops, where children will learn fundamental chemistry concepts, as they take part in egg-stra-ordinary Easter themed science based activities.
Date: Tuesday 29th March – Friday 1st April 2016
Time: 9:00am until 3:30pm.
Location: Imperial College London SW7 2AZ
One prize available per key stage category