Planet Designer: Martian Makeover

This Planet Designer: Martian Makeover lesson plan also includes:

Mars used to have liquid water, can you make it come back? Use the lesson and simulation to understand why Mars lost its magnetic field, why atmosphere is important, and what gravity has to do with it. This is the third lesson in a series of five and will keep scholars highly engaged.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Put class members in pairs if they struggled with the previous two lessons
Classroom Considerations

  • Student worksheet found through link provided under Advanced Preparation
  • Prior knowledge of greenhouse effects, experience with variables, and ability to use and interpret data required
  • Each student needs access to a computer with Flash
  • Demonstration recommended before staring this lesson

  • Comprehensive lesson plan
  • Pre- and post-lesson ideas included
  • Connects knowledge from previous lessons in the series

  • None
Common Core