Students use 21st-century learning skills and technologies to support a colony of humans on Mars. They'll investigate how to best meet needs for food, water, power and a safe atmosphere using real research.
About the lab
Capacity: 16 students
Duration: 60 minutes
Offered Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:15 and 11:45 a.m.
Next Generation Science Standards
Science and Engineering Practices:
Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information
Energy and matter
Structure and function
Disciplinary Core Ideas:
PS 3: Energy LS 2: Ecosystems ESS 1: Earth's place in the universe ESS 3: Earth and human activity ETS 1: Engineering design ETS 2: Links among engineering, technology, science and society
Explore STEM with a focus on NASA research, missions, goals and aims.
Communicate effectively with peers and adult role models and practice 21st century science and technology skills.
Work collaboratively to tackle many of the same challenges that NASA scientists are confronting themselves in the effort to travel to and inhabit Mars.
Engage in inquiry-based and hands-on science learning experiences.