Journey to an Inhabitable Mars

Competencies Addressed

Reason Quantitatively, Design Solutions

Focus of our study

We applied mathematical concepts from algebra and geometry, as well as biology concepts, to our investigation of the question, “How can humans travel to Mars?”

Our Projects

Students created paper rockets, launched them and recorded flight data, and then used this data to modify their 3D printed rockets (designed using Onshape CAD software). They also constructed a variety of hydroponic garden designs to demonstrate how plants grow and how they can provide us with cleaner air and the nutrients we need to sustain life on a rocket to Mars. The gardens incorporate a “closed system” design featuring a battery cell that uses bacteria and fluids to produce electricity.

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