Today, we started our quest by asking what personality traits one would need to be one of 4 people to travel to Mars to never return to Earth. We then followed up with the question, what questions would you have if you were to be one of the four? What would you need to know or learn before you go?
We then went to the Mars One Site and watched the video and looked at the links to explain some of their questions. Then...after saving a ton of recyclables... we planned as a team of 4 our Mars One trip and what our colony would look like if we designed it. We took into account what we would need such as food, water, shelter, medicine, entertainment... Here is a sheet we used to organize our thoughts before we build next week...
|Mars One Freebie|
|Mars One Research and creations!|
|Mars One Sight For Background Information|
|Students each take a role in working as a team...just like they would have to do on Mars if it were colonized! We created a list of positive traits you would need to go to Mars and never come back!|
|Some questions posed..."How would you get air?" "How would you get food?" "How would you communicate with Earth?"|
It was a great engineering project and a real science connection!
Live Long and Prosper!