Mars Safari

 June 30 2019 | Views: 90

Kent and Medway

Mars Safari was an exciting project funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering that aimed to inspire girls about engineering and science. STEM Ambassadors with an engineering background worked with Girlguide units in East Kent to share their skills, passion and expertise and help each pack build at least one Mars Rover.

In teams the girls built and tested their own Mars Rovers from a basic kit and on June 29th and 30th the girls bought their completed Mars Rovers to the Mars Safari Challenge Day where they took them across an exciting Mars Safari Challenge course representing the surface of ‘Mars’.

The whole event took place in the grounds of Canterbury Christ Church University. On the journey the teams visited a number of interesting places such as Olympus Mons and asteroid impact craters. At various stations their rovers were required to perform tasks: for example, drill for a soil sample, light up the dark, use a Mars quake detection with a seismometer, build a solar panel, as well as pick up and bring home a Martian rock.

These activities all enabled the girls to learn about STEM through practical and fun experiments.
Some of the feedback from the guide leaders (GL), guides and brownies (P) and STEM Ambassadors (SA) is below:



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If you would like The STEM Hub to help organise an event like this for your school/setting then please contact us today:
Email: thestemhub@canterbury.ac.uk
Tel: 01227 782662

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