In our Mission to Mars lab
that investigates rocket engineering and design, acid-base reactions, and physics, students are tasked with building a rocket on a budget, or go to the class with a good case for why they need more money to complete their rocket.
In the real world scientists are always looking for funding, and thus, are always showing people how that money will translate into better technology to those funding the projects - often taxpayers. In this persuasive writing activity, students will research how science impacts their lives, and how this mission to Mars will improve those aspects.
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Check out our supporting videos for this unit:
Pencils vs. Pens in Space
Hot vs. Cold in Chemical Reactions
What makes an acid-base rocket blast off?
The importance of funding science
Alien life on other planets and moons
Engineering rover landings
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