Picton High School

Mission to Mars, Year 7

Mission to Mars is a STEM project that replaced mainstream science, mathematics and technology classes utilising project based learning. This project is based on a scenario where Earth has become uninhabitable and Mars is the next viable planet.
The project was divided into 3 main sub-projects; 1. Space Travel: Rockets, 2. Space Exploration: Mars Rover, 3. Colonisation of Mars: Life in the Bubble.

Picton High School
Project Materials
Year Group
Learning Across the Curriculum
Critical and creative thinking
Ethical understanding
Information and communication technology capability
Personal and social capability
Science Outcomes
SC4-10PW Physical World
SC4-12ES Earth and Space
SC4-14LW Living World
SC4-15LW Living World
SC4-16CW Chemical World
SC4-17CW Chemical World
Working Scientifically:
SC4-4WS, SC4-5WS, SC4-6WS, SC4-8WS, SC4-9WS
Technology (Mandatory) Years 7-8 Outcomes
4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.4.1, 4.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6.2
Mathematics Outcomes
MA4-4NA Computation with Integers
MA4-5NA Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
MA4-8NA Algebraic Techniques
MA4-12MG Length
MA4-15MG Time
MA4-19SP Data Collection and Representation
Working Mathematically Outcomes
MA4-2WM, MA4-3WM
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The outcomes addressed are from the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) NSW., Years 7–10 Syllabuses.

Learning Across the Curriculum covers cross-curriculum priorities, general capabilities and other areas identified by the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) NSW.