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Earth to Mars

An engineering design challenge.

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Grade Level 9-9


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Prepare your students to think like engineers

The students of today may be called upon to create the technology and design the mechanisms to allow for habitation on Mars. To prepare them to think like engineers, we must present them with unique and creative design challenges that spark imagination and provide opportunities for brainstorming and rapid design iteration.

During this mission, students learn about and discuss engineering design, basic needs for a Martian habitat, and creative habitat structure design for use on Mars.

  • Approximate program time: 70 minutes

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aligned

  • Common Core State Standards (CCSS) aligned