Town Planner

This teaching resource has been submitted by Nicole Candian at Discovery Diaries.


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)

Learning Level

Elementary/Primary School (Age 5-11)

Short Overview

In this activity, students will have the opportunity to imagine what their city on Mars would look like if seen from a satellite. This could be likened to the photos taken by drone that we now regularly see. Subjects as English, Geography, Maths, as well as Primary Science, and Design and Technology (DT) are developed through collaboration, research, and visual literacy.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this lesson the student/s will be able to:

– Learn fom Creative Development and Visual Literacy
– Research
– Collaborate
– Imagine and Invent
– Draw

Resources Required

Smartphone or device for Zap code (optional – see Useful Links), Online maps of the local area, Images of the surface of Mars.


Download the Town Planner Activity Sheet (PDF)
Download the Town Planner Teaching Notes (PDF)

Useful Links

For images of Mars, visit the The European Space Agency Images of Mars website.