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Why Follow the Water
Topic: Astrobiology: Got Life?, Water in the Solar System
Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12
Body: Earth, Mars
Mission: Earth Science (Earth), Mars Recon Orbiter (Mars), Phoenix (Mars)
Short Description: Students investigate several physical properties of liquid water to better understand why we think water is important for life. An extension activity investigates the connection between liquid water and plant productivity on Earth.