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Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

Experience Engage Enable

Telephone02 9816 1298

Emailfieldofmar-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Mystery at Mars

Mystery at Mars 

Science and Technology

A part of an animal has been found in Field of Mars Reserve. What is it? Where did it come from?

Mystery at Mars is a Stage 3 excursion that has a strong focus on problem solving, critical and creative thinking and collaborative learning. It is well suited to GAT students.

Working in teams, students follow a clue seeking trail through the bush collecting evidence physically and recording it digitally with the help of an iPad to solve this mystery. Clues are supported through the use of multimodal text.

Students analyse the evidence and use research skills to present their case. The session concludes with creative group presentations of their findings.

Location

  • Field of Mars Reserve (and Buffalo Creek Reserve if more than two classes)

Track overview

Program details

  • Maximum 4 classes per day. Both Field of Mars Reserve and Buffalo Creek Reserve must be available on the same day to accommodate 4 classes.

Program cost

  • 2020 DoE school cost is $18 per student - GST free.
  • 2020 Non Gov school cost is $28 per student - GST free. Minimum charge $600.
  • 2021 DoE school cost is $22 per student - GST free.
  • 2021 Non Gov school cost is $32 per student - GST free. Minimum charge $600.

Program resources