Tycho goes to Mars

What
Museum Staff-led
When
Terms 1-4, Mon–Fri
Duration
45 minutes
Year level
Years F-4
Maximum student numbers
Maximum 150 students
Cost
$9 per student plus education service fee
Booking information
Bookings (03) 9392 4819

Tycho, our favourite cheeky dog who has a knack for getting into trouble, is finally blasting off to discover the red planet, Mars!

Students will join Tycho on an adventure and learn all about the major features of Mars, including the ancient volcano Olympus Mons and the canyons of the Valles Marineris. Tycho is in search of water to fly his steam-powered space kennel back home. But how will he find water on Mars, when it looks so cold, dusty and dry?

Luckily, he discovers a new friend, Oppy, who is all too eager to help. Oppy – the NASA rover, Opportunity – has lots of experience exploring Mars and hunting for water. She is thrilled to share her knowledge of the red planet with a fellow space explorer.

All Planetarium shows conclude with a staff-guided ‘What’s in the sky tonight’ presentation.

Resources

Curriculum links

  • Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Physical Sciences
  • Earth and Space Sciences

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