Hands-on Activity

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Hands-on Activity

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.

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Students will use a CD Case Seed Viewer to observe how seedlings respond to Earth's gravity and then create systems to mimic a low gravity environment, such as on the International Space Station.

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Students use a variety of sources of information to compare the physical characteristics of Mars to the physical characteristics of Earth. Students will use a Venn diagram to organize information and determine what similarities exist between these two planets. Students then consider the implications of the physical characteristics of Mars vs. Earth in terms of the challenges to overcome in preparing for a human interplanetary mission to Mars.

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Perform a simple calculation to see how gravity affects your weight.

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