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Trip To Mars

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Participants play a game that steps through a human mission to Mars, to learn about the variety of people on the ground supporting missions, and the factors that can affect a mission outcome.

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Related Programming Resources

Related Links Websites:
NASA’s Be a Martian
Be a Martian and get the latest Mars news, images, and information and be part of a community of explorers.
Globus, Al (May 07, 2016). “Space Settlement Basics.”
Will We Ever Colonize Mars?
Mars Exploration Program
Mars in Our Solar System
What is Mars?

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Mars Exploration
Pat Rawlings Space Art
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Slideshows:
Understanding Martian Resources and Environmental Constraints

Videos:
Enduring the Journey to Mars | MARS: How to Get to Mars
NASA ScienceCasts: New InSight into the Red Planet
ScienceCasts: What Happened to Mars? A Planetary Mystery
ScienceCasts: The Opposition of Mars
Mars Insight Landing
Originating Source Lunar and Planetary Institute/National Center for Interactive Learning
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04/02/2019

Trip to Mars

This is going to be one of my favorite activities for the kids this summer because it can work for so many age levels if you add more to it -discussion wise for the older- make it it more eye-explanatory for the younger. I am going to implement a debate on the need for funding as well as make jet packs and space helmets for the little kids to wear-pardon the pun but it will be a blast.

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Trip To Mars

Trip To Mars

Participants play a game that steps through a human mission to Mars, to learn about the variety of people on the ground supporting missions, and the factors that can affect a mission outcome.