Mission to Mars PBL

Mrs. Andrews 7th Grade Science Class

Monday April 11th-Classwork (1st Period)

Congratulations on accepting the Challenge to create a presentation that will inspire your classmates to be a part of the first manned mission to MARS!


Today, you and your team will need to complete the following tasks:




  • Watch the Hook video below and answer Hook question in Notebook
  • Take a look at the Rubric I added to your notebook: This is what i will be using to grade your final projects
  • Use the Rubric to create Research questions for 6.11C on page 11 in your notebook. Use the Research Question Box below to help you.
  • Complete the Space Equipment Activity (Ask Substitute Teacher for This)



Then you are done! Turn off your computer and put it on the table by the window. You can read one of the books when you are done.

The Mars 100 - Mars One Astronaut Selection Round Three Trailer

Monday April 11th-Classwork (5th Period)

Congratulations on accepting the Challenge to create a presentation that will inspire your classmates to be a part of the first manned mission to MARS!


Today, you and your team will need to complete the following tasks:


  • Take a look at the Rubric you added to your notebook on Friday: This is what i will be using to grade your final projects
  • Use the Rubric to create Research questions for 6.11C on page 11 in your notebook. Use the Research Question Box below to help you.
  • Complete the Space Equipment Activity (Ask Substitute Teacher for This)



Then you are done! Turn off your computer and put it on the table by the window. You can read one of the books when you are done.

Create a Research Question-6.11 C ONLY

Look at the Rubric next to 6.11C



In order to earn points on your project, you need to include the information in the rubric. There are 4 categories of information ranging from Initiating Progress to Exceeding Expectations.


I would like you to create 5 research questions using the information in the boxes. Tomorrow you will use these research questions to search for information, so make them good.


I will give you an example below: (You can use this one too!)


The first box next to 6.11 C says "List the types of equipment and transportation used for space exploration".......Now, CHANGE that into a question........


"What types of equipment and transportation have been used for space exploration?"


BAM! You have a research question. Now create 4 more on your own with the remaining 3 boxes on the right.

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