DETAILS FOR THE MARS’ ROLES

|ASTRONAUT | ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST | |GEOGRAPHICAL ENGINEER| TERRAFORMER | SPY |

 

THE ASTRONAUT

TIME LIMIT:

ACTION PLAN:

  1. Discuss and define the group member assignments.
  2. Decide on each group member’s first assignment.
  3. (The assignments must rotate every three days unless all members agree to keep their first assignment.)

  4. Brainstorm what you already know about your role.
  5. Read the assessment questions.
  6. Answer your assessment questions through research.
  7. Share your information with your team.

 

GROUP MEMBER

ASSIGNMENTS:

Research Manager

Graphic Manager

Data Manager

 

ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS:

  1. What are some of the past missions to Mars and explorations of Mars? What information was gained by those missions?
  2. What are some of the present missions to Mars and explorations of Mars? What information is being gained by those missions?
  3. What are some of the future planned missions to Mars and explorations of Mars? What information do they hope to gain by those missions?
  4. What important information gained from your research will persuade Congress that there should be space exploration and colonization and that Mars is the best destination?

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST

TIME LIMIT:

ACTION PLAN:

  1. Discuss and define the group member assignments.
  2. Decide on each group member’s first assignment.
  3. (The assignments must rotate every three days unless all members agree to keep their first assignment.)

  4. Brainstorm what you already know about your role.
  5. Read the assessment questions.
  6. Answer your assessment questions through research.
  7. Share your information with your team.

 

GROUP MEMBER

ASSIGNMENTS:

Research Manager

Graphic Manager

Data Manager

 

ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS:

  1. What is the atmosphere of Mars?
  2. What is the climate of Mars?
  3. What is the weather of Mars?
  4. What is the gravity of Mars?
  5. How long does it take Mars to make one complete rotation?
  6. (This is the length of a day on Mars.)

  7. How long does it take Mars to revolve around the Sun?
  8. (This the length of a year on Mars.)

  9. What is the distance of Mars from the sun?
  10. What important information gained from your research will persuade Congress that there should be space exploration and colonization and that Mars is the best destination?

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THE GEOGRAPHICAL ENGINEER

TIME LIMIT:

ACTION PLAN:

  1. Discuss and define the group member assignments.
  2. Decide on each group member’s first assignment.
  3. (The assignments must rotate every three days unless all members agree to keep their first assignment.)

  4. Brainstorm what you already know about your role.
  5. Read the assessment questions.
  6. Answer your assessment questions through research.
  7. Share your information with your team.

 

GROUP MEMBER

ASSIGNMENTS:

Research Manager

Graphic Manager

Data Manager

 

ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS:

  1. What is the terrain like on Mars?
  2. (Are there any mountains, hills, plains, valleys, etc.?)

  3. What formed the terrain on Mars?
  4. How far is Mars from the Earth and sun?
  5. What is the size of Mars?
  6. What important information gained from your research will persuade Congress that there should be space exploration and colonization and that Mars is the best destination?

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THE TERRAFORMER

TIME LIMIT:

ACTION PLAN:

  1. Discuss and define the group member assignments.
  2. Decide on each group member’s first assignment.
  3. (The assignments must rotate every three days unless all members agree to keep their first assignment.)

  4. Brainstorm what you already know about your role.
  5. Read the assessment questions.
  6. Answer your assessment questions through research.
  7. Share your information with your team.

 

GROUP MEMBER

ASSIGNMENTS:

Research Manager

Graphic Manager

Data Manager

 

ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS:

  1. What does terraforming mean?
  2. What materials and conditions do humans need to survive?
  3. Are there any of these materials and conditions on Mars?
  4. How hard would it be to have these materials and conditions on Mars?
  5. What important information gained from your research will persuade Congress that there should be space exploration and colonization and that Mars is the best destination?

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THE SPY

TIME LIMIT:

ACTION PLAN:

  1. Discuss and define the group member assignments.
  2. Decide on each group member’s first assignment.
  3. (The assignments must rotate every three days unless all members agree to keep their first assignment.)

  4. Brainstorm what you already know about your role.
  5. Read the assessment questions.
  6. Decide on how much time should be spent on each question.
  7. (This is very important, because you only have time to get the basics.)

  8. Answer your assessment questions through research.
  9. Share your information with your team.

 

GROUP MEMBER

ASSIGNMENTS:

Research Manager

Graphic Manager

Data Manager

 

ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS:

  1. How is the moon’s climate, atmosphere, weather, and day?
  2. What is the terrain like on the moon? (Are there mountains, hills, etc.?)
  3. How far away is the moon from the Earth and from the sun?
  4. How similar is the moon to the Earth?
  5. What important information gained from your research will persuade Congress that there should be space exploration and colonization and that Mars is the best destination?

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