On 13 February we were very fortunate to have Professor Sanjeev Gupta in school to talk to Key Stage 2 about ‘Exploring Mars with Robots.’ Prof. Gupta inspired the children with lively interactive talks about his work, focusing on the Mars Curiosity Rover Project that he is part of with NASA.
When asked about the qualities needed to become a scientist, Prof. Gupta said that curiosity was the most important, followed by reading and writing so you know what has been found out and can then communicate the discoveries you make!
Here are some facts about Prof. Gupta:
- He is currently Professor of Earth Science at Imperial College in London.
- He is a geologist who understands rocks and physical processes such as plate tectonics, mountain building, deposition of sediment and erosion by water.
- He discovered how our country became split off from mainland Europe thousands of years ago by a stretch of water that we call the English Channel.
Look out for more Science events after Easter.