A Simulation of Human Exploration of Our Solar System's Fourth Planet



   Order Code: INT804    ISBN : 9781573360890
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Students write research briefs, analyze the effects of space travel on the body, evaluate possible signs of life, and participate in quiz bowl-style debriefings in this simulation of a mission to the red planet. In cooperative groups representing various nations, students role play crew members-mission commander, science officer, medical officer, and military officer-who confront various issues and react to Fate Cards that may change the nature of the mission. The 76-page teacher’s guide contains complete procedures, handout masters, and assessments, and incorporates a reproducible 16-page student guide providing role descriptions, briefings, and mission orders and data. The full simulation runs for 14 class periods, but Phase 1 on preflight preparations may stand alone. Grades 5–9. Further reading.8½" x 11". Interact. Second Edition.

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