A garden can be a reminder of life’s needs and our connection to the planet we call home. Children consider the requirements of living things and compare the surface conditions on Mars to those found on Earth as they plant gardens. Gardening tips and options for indoors and outdoors are provided.
Provides extensive background information, facilitation outline, materials shopping list, extended supporting media suggestions, correlations to national standards, and more.
Provides classroom connections, key concepts, connections to science standards, and additional resources.
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Searching for Other Planets Like Ours - Space Place in a Snap!
Globus, Al (May 07, 2016). “Space Settlement Basics.”
Will We Ever Colonize Mars?
Mars Exploration Program
Mars in Our Solar System
What is Mars?
Illustrated Instructions with Captions
Illustrated Instructions (no captions)
Understanding Martian Resources and Environmental Constraints
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
Pine River Library Community Garden
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Image Credit: Illustrations by Kevan Mills
[Suggest a book]
How to Be a Space Explorer: Your Out-of-This-World Adventure by Mark Brake
Mars by Elizabeth Carney
Mission: Mars by Pascal Lee
Curiosity’s Mission on Mars: Exploring the Red Planet by Ron Miller
Spaceships and Rockets by Deborah Lock
Science Adventures with Max the Dog by Jeffrey O Bennett and Alan Okamoto
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
Astronomy: Cool women in space by Anita Yasuda and Lena Chandhok
CatStronauts by Drew Brockington
Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Cornell
Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv