Riverside Girls High School
STEM Action School

Post Earth Pioneers

NASA has announced that they will attempt to establish a colony on Mars in the 2030s. Today’s students will witness this and some could be involved in the development of this or subsequent colonies. This unit challenges students to develop an understanding of the needs of life on Earth and then apply problem solving skills to develop solutions for living in other places in the Solar System.

See also, ClassMovies: Post Earth Pioneers film

Riverside Girls High School
Year Group
Year 8
Learning Across the Curriculum
Critical and creative thinking
Ethical understanding
Information and communication technology capability
Personal and social capability
Science Outcomes
SC4-12ES Earth and Space
SC4-13ES Earth and Space
SC4-15LW Living World
Working Scientifically:
SC4-8WS, SC4-9WS
Technology (Mandatory) Years 7-8 Outcomes
4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.6.1
Mathematics Outcomes
MA4-7NA Ratios and Rates
MA4-19SP Data Collection and Representation
Working Mathematically Outcomes
MA4-1WM, 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.