11-13 yrs old
Climate & Environment
This activity is simply based on colonization of "the red planet " Mars. Students need to analyze the key needs of humans to live on outer planet.
December 21, 2016
As an introduction teachers may talk about the recent documentary "Mars" and gain some attention.
Than announce them as astronouts of colonizing on mars space program by doing this their motivation will increase on this activity. Also guide them to use appropraite blocks for their building and give some information about the climate on the Mars.
Students need to share the tasks and work simultaneously on this activity. First of all students need to make some research about the Mars space programs and get some info about what is already done on Mars by mankind. Here are some resources
NASA Mars Missions: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mars/main/index.html
Living on Mars :http://www.space.com/28557-how-to-live-on-mars.html
After they need to understand why creating sustainable environment on another planet is imortant. Than its time for planning for their place of colony and clarifying for basic needs.
Students may use camera tool in Minecraft to create digital portfolio of their works and create mixes that explains detailly.
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