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Over half of the missions sent to Mars failed. Our closest neighbor in the solar system has a fascinating history that we just started learning. The video offers insights into this interesting planet that is literally covered in rust!

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Research the current progress toward getting humans onto Mars
  • Create a scale model of the Grand Canyon versus the Valles Marineris canyon on Mars
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of craters, volcanoes, and plate techtonics
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Includes subtitles in Arabic, English, Polish, and Spanish
  • Excellent source list links to firsthand research
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