How big are the canyons on Mars? In this game, students superimpose familiar objects onto images of canyons on Mars to get an idea of just how big they are (simulation requiring Flash plugin). Students then discuss and research the potential of space travel to Mars through the lens of an astronaut, concluding with a project-based assessment – Mars Travel Guide! This activity aligns with NGSS MS-ES1-3. Purchase includes:
1. 5E lesson plan,
2. project description sheet,
3. grading rubric, and
4. access to career exploration resources including virtual job shadow, game, and career information sheet.
Grades: 6-8 / Total Pages: 5 pages