Grades K to 3

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Grades K to 3

Although we often hear Mars is quite similar to Earth, it's also radically different. These differences will provide some serious challenges for landing a human mission there and sustaining life, challenges which are covered among these facts on Mars.(9:14 min.)

Learn More about 25 UNIQUE FACTS ABOUT MARS: EARTH’S MYSTERIOUS COUSIN

Three of the basic needs of humans on Earth are food, air and water.

Learn More about BASIC HUMAN NEEDS IN SPACE

5 images of some different engineers and their work places such as engineers at a hydroelectric plant, in a forest and at NASA

Learn More about Careers: Engineer

Learn how to care for your Tomatosphere™ plant!

Learn More about CARING FOR YOUR TOMATO PLANT

Does exposure to space affect the germination rate of tomato seeds? Through Tomatosphere™'s seed investigation, students can find out!

Learn More about COMPLETING THE SEED INVESTIGATION

Students learn about and apply the skills of observing, sorting and classifying, and comparing and contrasting as they learn about the cycle of day and night.

Learn More about Day and Night

Mars is visible in the night sky without the help of a telescope, so it has fascinated people for thousands of years. The next big step is a human mission to Mars.

Learn More about DESTINATION MARS

Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun, is our closest planetary neighbour.

Learn More about Earth and Mars: Comparison of Planetary Neighbours