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Living on the Mars!

11-13 yrs old

Climate & Environment

Science

Technology

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.

avatar Submitted By: Yunus Emre Calik

December 21, 2016

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

Learning Objectives

  • Understands the crucial needs for living on Mars
  • Research for the sustainable resourses
  • Search for renewable energy resourses
  • Creates sustainable environment
  • Increases communication and collaboration skills

Guiding Ideas

As an introduction teachers may talk about the recent documentary "Mars" and gain some attention.

Documentary: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/mars/

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.

 

Student Activities

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.

Performance Expectations

Students may use camera tool in Minecraft to create digital portfolio of their works and create mixes that explains detailly.

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References