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Mission to Mars: Home

Discussion Questions

1. How are humans preparing to colonize Mars?

2. What conditions on Mars are dangerous to human beings?

3. How will humans survive on Mars?

Excellent Research Links

Database Passwords

If you are accessing databases from home, open the document for passwords.

Hint: The Password to open the document is "two or more of our school's mascot."

Mars T-Chart

Google Slides Notes

Google Teacher Form - Slides/Notes

Growing Food On Mars

Why Should We Go to Mars?

Nap Your Way to Mars

Surviving the Voyage to Mars

Colonizing Mars

Building Shelters on Mars

Hot to Not Land an Orbital Rocket Booster

Modules - Mission To Mars

The Martian Modules!

Each day of our Mars unit, students will work through a different one of the modules described below.

Module Alpha

Module:  Mars Trek

Martian Geography:  Using the interactive view screen and laptop, travel to the site Mars Trek and study the surface geography of Mars.  Complete the questions found at this link using the interactive map features.

Module Beta

Module: Mars Rover Curiosity

Before sending astronauts to visit and colonize Mars, scientists on Earth have been sending unmanned probes and rovers to Mar's surface to learn all they can about the red planet.  Curiosity has been one of the most successful of those probes.  Use the interactive monitor and computer to manipulate the Mars Rover Curiosity found at this link.  Experience Curiosity  Manipulate and explore curiosity and learn about it's many accomplishments and answer the questions that are found here.

Module Gamma

Module: Driving Curiosity

Driving the Martian Rover curiosity is a very hectic job.  Although it is driven by remote control like a remote control car, remember that is 140 million miles away from the person who is controlling it.  It takes several minutes for each command to travel from the pilot on Earth to the rover on Mars.  Also, the driver must be extremely careful when driving the Rover because if it were to crash, or lose control and tip over, there is no help that can go and fix the rover and get it running again.  The rover is driven very slowly and very carefully, yet they still have to cover as much ground as possible so they can discover as much as possible.

You are going to play a Mars Rover Driving simulation game.  Your goal is to discover as much about the surface of Mars without crashing or flipping the vehicle.  You will be playing the game on a desktop computer.  The game can be found at :Mars Rover Game

As is usually the case, the high score wins and will win a prize.  Report a particularly high score to your teacher.

Module Delta

Module:  Mars Orbit and its Relation to Other Planets

Mars is the 4th planet from the sun and because of its characteristics,  Mars has its own unique year and its own unique day, caused by the time it takes to revolve around the sun and the time it takes to spin. For this module, you will go to the gymnasium 

Module Epsilon

Module: VR (Virtual Reality) Walk on the Planet

For hundreds of years, people speculated about what the surface of the Red Planet actually looks like.  Some early astronomers reported seeing canals and signs of advanced civilizations on Mar's surface, which started all of the stories about Martians.  Since various nations have been sending probes to Mars for the last several decades, we have learned a great deal about what the Martian surface is like.  In this module, you will take a virtual reality trip to Mars and answer several questions about your experience.

Go to Virtual Reality Mars Walk Questions HERE.

Module Zeta

Module: Mars Brain Pop

For this module, you will view and work with a Brain Pop Module.  You will find the information you need HERE.

Module Omicron

Module: Science World


In this module students will read some of the latest literature covering what we have recently learned about the red planet and our future endeavors on Mars.  Students will then answer some guided questions covered by the articles.


Module Omega

PenPal Project:
Plan a Space Mission




Create Green Screen

Create Green Screen:

1.  Choose a background - Save on camera roll  Use the "+" sign on the bottom row for your background

2.  Make your video in front of green paper (30 second segments made into one continuous loop of your entire newscast)- Save on video in camera roll -  Use the "+" sign on the middle row for your video

3.  The top row of the Green Screen should be blank!

*  Make sure to keep your same IPad - Your teacher will write your group name on a list


Upload Green Screen Newscast to Canvas:

1.  Make sure student has same IPad

2.  Student must pull up Canvas on their IPad going through the BV Web Student Site - If they click on Canvas app it will not work!!!!

3.  Student chooses Science Tile

4.  Student chooses Discussion Tile

5.  Student hits Reply

6.  Student finds Video Box - Upload video from photo library (second choice) *Box with play button inside 2nd row under Rich Content Editor

7.  Student hits Post Reply


Science in Context

Global Issues in Context


Research databases


Noodle Tools Sign-Up with BVMS Credentials

Noodle Tools Project

Noodle Tools Project Information:

Project Title:  Mission to Mars

Subject:  Earth Science

What is it About?:  Planning Trip to Mars or Colonization on Mars

Style:  MLA 8