Students will work in groups to research the different regions of the United States. Following group discussion of their findings, they will be given the their second task. The Planetary Exploration Commission has found several planets that may be profitable for human exploration and/or settlement. Student groups will be given one planet (A-D) to analyze. Each new planet has different characteristics and students need to analyze the information to come up with what the Planetary Exploration Commission should do. The final piece will be a presentation to the PEC on their findings.