This site provides pre-mission training for year 8 and 9 students attending the Victorian Space Science Education Center's Mission to Mars.

For Students

Mission Science Briefing - Comparing Mars to Earth

Mission Training - Your mission and the Martian environment

Astronaut Training - Your role as an astronaut. 

For Teachers

Mission to Mars is delivered with the 'flipped classroom' model. Students are expected to explore the mission content as homework or in class, and record their understandings and questions in a science notebook. Please feel free to adapt the material to your particular situation. The science content is aligned with the Australian National Curriculum.

Attached as files at the bottom of the page are Teacher Instructions for the visit to VSSEC (Read Me First) and a Student Information Sheet which should be filled out and emailed to bookings@vssec.vic.edu.au


Some video clips have been embedded from YouTube and may contain advertising. VSSEC and the Victorian Department of Education and Childhood Development does not endorse any advertising material included in instructional videos.