Virtual Field Trips — Project Mars Ecosystem
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If you have any questions please contact the Virtual Field Trip Coordinator, Jasmin Poor for more information.
For Grades 5-8
We invite you to join our team as we support NASA in determining the best Ecosystem to build on Mars to support life. Students will be working in teams to develop a proposal, to be presented to NASA, with a recommendation for the first Ecosystem to be created on Mars. They will gather evidence to support their claim after reflecting and learning about terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems on Earth. Students will be primarily analyzing the biotic and abiotic factors of Ecosystems.
South Carolina Science Standard (5.L.4A.1)
Analyze and interpret data to summarize the abiotic factors (including quantity of light and water, range of temperature, salinity, and soil composition) of different terrestrial ecosystems and aquatic ecosystems.
South Carolina Science Standard (5.L.4A.2)
Obtain and communicate information to describe and compare the biotic factors (including individual organisms, populations, and communities) of different terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.