Grade 7 Science Unit E: Planet Earth Performance Assessment
After centuries of searching, a sister Earth is discovered. Initial probe sampling determined the planet has an atmosphere similar to Earth’s as well as oceans, continents, non-toxic plants, and single cellular and multicellular organisms. A robotic rover collected images from 170 million acres around the landing site, and the world’s finest astronauts (from NASA, CNSA, JAXA, CSA, and the ESA) are preparing for an expedition to Sister Earth. As a world renowned geologist you will remain on Earth as part of a scientific team tasked to advise the expedition on where and how to perform geological sampling. You will analyze images from the robotic rover and expedition, complete a report, and present your findings to a panel of government authorities who hope Sister Earth is viable for colonization.
Curriculum Outcomes: Most Unit Outcomes! This project is an assessment, test review, webquest/research report, and rock and mineral identification tool.
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