Star Size Comparison

Carl Sagan Wanderers

Space Colonization

50 Years of Exploration

8:30-9:00 All Teams

Space Colonization 1 - 10 minutes

9:00-9:15 The Right Stuff 

50 years of Mars exploration - 5 minutes

Activities in teams:

9:15-9:30 break into teams and describe roles

    Phase 1: Exploration:

                    Mechanical & Software Engineers build and program exploratory robots

                    Astronomer researches Exoplanets to explore

                    Architect & Life Systems Specialist design orbiting space station

    Phase 2: Outposts and settlements

                    Mechanical & Software Engineers drive robot on exoplanet surface searching for mineral resources and signs of life

                    Astronomer, Architect & Life Systems Specialist design and build Exoplanet base station                

    Phase 3: Colonization 

                    Two or more rovers visit Exoplanet and explore


9:30 VR begins

MECHANICAL ENGINEER - Build a Robotic Rover

    1997 - The first rover to land on a planet

    Rover building instructions - download from bottom of page

SOFTWARE ENGINEER - Programming a Robotic Rover and all its sensors

    coding instructions (hard copy)

ASTRONOMER - Locating a suitable Exoplanet to eventually colonize

    Star size comparison - 3 minutes

    Exoplanets Reality - 2 minutes

    Nasa's Eyes: Find and exoplanet. Complete sheet

    Space Station Designer Challenge

    Tinkercad instructions

ARCHITECT - Designing the structures for colonists to live and work in

    Building a Mars Base video

    How to build a Space Station

    Martian Home Design    

    NASA HDU (explains some of the modules that will be needed)

    Space Station Designer Challenge

    Tinkercad instructions

LIFE SYSTEMS SCIENTIST - Designing Life Systems to keep colonists alive

    Chris Hadfield debunks space myths - 11 minutes

    Living in Space in the International Space Station (ISS) - 5 minutes

    Space Station Tour - 9 minutes

    Building a Mars Base video - 9 minutes


    Space Station Designer Challenge

    Tinkercad instructions



Our Solar System website

Basic Ingredients of Life

PBS Basic ingredients of Life video

Natural Curiosity

Accessing New Information

Bill Nye on Exploration

50 years of Mars Exploration

Technological Innovation


NASA Spinoffs

DNews - Is Space Travel Worth It?

Colonizing Planets


What about the oceans

Waste of Money

Is Space Exploration Worth It?  The Royal Institution

Space Exploration is the Worst

Should we be exploring space or the oceans?

Skywatch ad

History of Animals in Space


Canadian Astronauts

US Astronauts

Lego Mars Rovers

EV3 Rover with NXT motors (orange/white)

EV3 Rover with EV3 motors (red/white)

Real Mars Rovers

Canadian Rover Development

NASA Mars Exploration Rovers

Athena Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity

Mars Spirit and Opportunity NASA website

Mars Pathfinder original 1997 website

Mars Curiosity Rover website

Space junk

Space debris

The trash we've left on the moon

Space debris and human spacecraft

General Websites covering all topics:

European Space Agency - SpaceFlight

European Space Agency - Kids site

Kids Astronomy Dictionary

Canadian Space Agency - Vocabulary

Enchanted Learning - Astronomy

The Canadian Space Agency

Astronomy Simulations and Animations 


Alien Earths

NASA - Human Space Flight site

Nasa Solar System Exploration

NASA's Space Settlement Requirements

Past NASA Missions