Explore the Moon and Mars

Duration: 2½ Weeks / 8¾ Hours

After the completion of Topic 5 the learners will be able to:

  • Design and evaluate a model vehicle featuring wheels and axles.
  • Explain why scientists send vehicles to explore the surface of Moons and Mars.
  • Differentiate between the differences of vehicles that are used on Mars and the Moon.
  • Understand what the function of an axle is

Content and Concepts: Please select a sub-category below

You will need


  • Computer
  • Data Projector
  • Speakers
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoints
  • Worksheets

School Resources

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Playground/sports field


  • Pictures of spacesuits, space crafts, different vehicles
  • Plastic toy vehicles