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Mission to Mars: Using "The Martian" as a Launchpad to Hands-On Study

Themes:
Grades 6-8Mars
What:
Session
When:
1:15 PM, Friday 8 Feb 2019 (1 hour 30 minutes)
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Learn how to use "The Martian" to inspire learning in science through hands-on study. See what one teacher did to get her students excited about learning about science, engineering, technology and math in order to understand what is necessary to survive on Mars. Students worked through problems presented in the novel....including the planting of potatoes in Mars soil.
Participant
Wiley Magnet Middle School
Science Educator, SEEC Crew, Smithsonian Teacher Innovator Institute

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