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Martian Garden

In this project, students will explore the question ‘Can plants grow on Mars?’ by setting up a scientific experiment to test growing plants in Mars Soil Simulant.

Big Question Subjects Grade Level
Can plants grow on Mars? Science and Technology Junior (Grades 4-6)

Learning Outcomes

Students will grow plants in Mars Soil Simulant by setting up an experiment using the scientific method. 

Curriculum Objectives

Lesson Sequence

Students will learn about the challenges of growing plants on Mars and set up their experiment using the scientific method. 

Once the experiment is set up, students should record their observations of the course of several weeks as the plants grow. 

Once the plants in the experiments have grown (or haven’t grown) students will make a conclusion based on their observations. 

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