The Mars Rover

Social Studies 2.G.2.1 Give examples of ways in which people depend on the physical environment and natural resources to meet basic needs.Common Core/Essential Standards

ELA RI.2.1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

What is happening in this photograph?

Who are they? Where are they? Why are they so happy?

AUGUST 5, 2012

Question Stems

What words do we use to start a question?Chart

Read "Mars" with your face partner. Ask questions from our question stems on Post-It notes.

Thursday, Aug. 30th 2012 at 8:30am

Dana Elementary School, Blue Ridge, NC

Blue Ridge, NC

Remember to use your inner voice!

What do people need in order to survive?

Use this map to brainstorm with your team. NO 1st grade work allowed.

Where do we live? Does our community provide the resources we need to survive?

Let's look at our town.



What do you think this word means?

Mission to Mars: Colonizing

We are planning for a mission to Mars. Keep in mind that there are several problems that you will have to solve in order for your Mars colony to survive. These include: air and water supplies, food, waste management, temperature regulation, energy, living spaces, factories, transportation, communication, and government. You might also want to plan recreation spaces!

Work with your shoulder partner to create a map of your Mars colony. Don't forget to name your colony. Follow the rubric below.

Extending Current Events Learning

Neil Armstrong died on August 25th. Ask your parents about him and learn about the first man on the moon. Research him and his legacy with NASA.

Ms. Ballard
2nd Grade Teacher
Dana Elementary School