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Grade Level: K-4, 5-8
Mars Exploration Rovers: Spirit/Opportunity (Mars)
Science Education Standards: Grades K-4
Life Science -- Content Standard C: The Characteristics of Organisms
- Organisms have basic needs. For example, animals need air, water and food; plants require air, water, nutrients, and light. Organisms can survive only in environments in which their needs can be met. The world has many different environments, and distinct environments support the life of different types of organisms.
Earth and Space Science -- Content Standard D: Earth in the Solar System
- The Earth is the third planet from the sun in a system that includes the Moon, the sun, seven other planets and their moons, and smaller objects, such as asteroids and comets. The sun, an average star, is the central and largest body in the solar system.
Short Description: This lesson will help your students answer the question: "What do I need to know about Mars in order to live there in the future?"
Source: NASA Education