Perseverance will soon head to Mars looking for life – now scientists have tested the same methods to look for evidence of the earliest forms of life on Earth.
Use this article to bring space exploration closer to home for students. It could be used to highlight the important role that Australia will play in the space sector now and in the future to students in years 5, 8, and 10 studying Earth and Space science. There is also implicit learning of chemical and biological sciences throughout this activity.
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Mars rover’s methods for finding signs of life given Flinders Ranges test – Australia’s Science Channel
Years: 5, 8, 10
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