Lesson plan: How inventions will land humans on Mars

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A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off  from historic launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Feb. 6, 2018.

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SpaceX, a private aeronautics company, wants to colonize the Red Planet, which means today’s students could be the first humans in history to live on Mars. Of course, many technical and some ethical challenges lie ahead. Using the invention process, students will explore solutions to some of the problems facing the Mars mission and decide whether or not they are on board with expanding humankind’s reach in the universe.

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Advanced Placement (AP)
International Baccalaureate (IB)
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