Are humans considering moving to Mars? Through critical thinking and creative writing, students explore the possibility of living in this harsh environment.
Students start this activity by watching a video about the challenges and possibilities of humans going to Mars. After the video, they'll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of moving to Mars.
Provide each student with a copy of the “Moving to Mars” handout, ask the them to think and reflect by answering the questions in the handout, as follows:
The solar system is part of the Milky Way, which is one of billions of galaxies
NASA has been sending exploratory missions to Mars since 1992, with the most recent robotic explorer called Perseverance, landing in 2020. (Source: NASA)
Private company, SpaceX, is also conducting tests with the goal of taking humans to Mars. View the link for more details about NASA’s Mars exploration program.
Explore the challenges of extreme weather environments, especially on vulnerable populations and learn about passive des...
Create a public service announcement to teach others about passive design solutions to extreme weather events.
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