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These space-themed activities will help students develop solutions for the lower gravity conditions on Mars. They will investigate which scientific principles apply on Mars, how they can adapt to the conditions, and what materials are suitable for the Martian environment.
Mars explorers will be required to design and construct a working prototype/model of a life-support system for Canadian National Marsville. These short activities will give students a chance to work through some engineering situations before they begin.
Many of the activities can also be graphed and charted for great visual presentations!
These experiments will help students understand the science behind living and working in a microgravity environment. Students conduct different experiments several times throughout the programme and are encouraged to create a database of the activities, note the progress of their experiments, and share the results on the Team Blog.