This week students will be taking all of their knowledge from before spring break and applying it to a hypothetical situation where the Earth is dying and students need to design a sanctuary on Mars. What will they bring? How will they live? Work? Grow food? Etc. They may be on Mars for many years or even a generation, so how will they develop a habitat suitable for people to live?
This week we'll be wrapping up our material on ecology and understanding how the Earth works and lives as a Biosphere right under our feet. After we finish up with our lessons this week, the students will be given a problem that deals with Earth dying and the necessary steps to continue life on another planet, Mars. Students will be working in groups to design a Biosphere on Mars that could (hopefully) be a safe haven from the sick and dying Earth.
This week in 7th grade science, the students will be reinforcing the concepts of food chains and food webs, as well as learning about SYMBIOSIS. This week we will be learning about the different ways that species can interact with other species. As we move into the spring break vacation, students should be aware of missing assignments that they can make up over the break. All assignments can be made up for 50% credit or 100% credit if using a late homework pass.