ASAP Science and Technology Exemplars - Grades 1-8 - Grade 6
Grade 6

Earth and Space Systems

Planet Planning

Description of the task:
Students are asked to select a planet and a location on the planet suited to an extended stay of a team of astronauts wanting to mine minerals to send back to earth. When the research is completed, students will defend their choice to NASA in order to justify the mission.


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