Go to Mars with Explorify!
A new Mars rover blasts off to look for signs of life on the red planet in 2022. We’ve got lots of new activities to help you inspire your little scientists to be space explorers!
Mars has been a fascinating and mysterious place for scientists for generations, with the question ‘is there life on Mars?’ remaining unanswered. In an attempt to find out if there is, or ever has been, ESA and Roscosmos are launching a joint mission to send a new rover to Mars to look for signs of life.
The rover has been named after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin – chosen by the public in a competition launched by Tim Peake – and will drill deep into the Mars surface to see if any evidence of life has been buried underground.
We’ve got over 50 new activities created in partnership with ESERO UK that celebrates all things Mars! We’ll help you to uncover what it means to be alive and what evidence of life Rosalind might discover while exploring Mars.
The activities will support you to encourage your class to think about what life might be like for humans living on the red planet – what’s the habitat like and how would we have to adapt? We’ll take a closer look at Rosalind, and some rovers that have come before, to understand how they’ve been engineered and how they arrive on Mars.
The next generation of Mars explorers could be sitting in your classroom right now, so it’s the perfect time to inspire them! Watch out for the ExoMars badge on activities (see below) or type ExoMars into the search bar to see all the ExoMars-related activities.
Image Credit: ESA/ATG medialab via ESA