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Project Mars Ecosystem

from Roper Mountain

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We invite you to join our team as we support NASA in determining the best Ecosystem to build on Mars to support life. Students will be working in teams to develop a proposal, to be presented to NASA, with a recommendation for the first Ecosystem to be created on Mars. They will gather evidence to support their claim after reflecting and learning about terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems on Earth. Students will be primarily analyzing the biotic and abiotic factors of Ecosystems.

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Cost

Point to Point: $100.00
Point to Point Premium: $100.00


The following fee structure is used:
Greenville County - FREE
South Carolina - $50 per session; buy four, get the fifth FREE (All five programs must be booked at the same time to qualify)
Out-of-State - $100 per session; buy four, get the fifth FREE (All five programs must be booked at the same time to qualify)

Invoices are sent by email, and payment is due within 30 days of your session.

Length

45 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8

Minimum participants:

8

Maximum participants:

35


Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Sciences, Problem Solving


Program Delivery Mode

Zoom



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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice unless the program is rescheduled immediately.

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Roper Mountain

Greenville, SC
United States

Our Mission is to educate and inspire learners of all ages to explore and investigate the world of science and technology. Our philosophy is that learning should be enjoyable as well as challenging.
We strive to ensure your learning experiences with Roper Mountain Science Center are interdisciplinary--incorporating, science, technology, mathematics, social studies, and language arts.

Contact:
Jasmine Poor
jpoor@greenville.k12.sc.us
8643558930

Program Details

Format

1) Introduction to Project Mars Ecosystem Goals
2) Review of Biotic and Abiotic Factors
3) Terrestrial (Forests and Grasslands) Ecosystem Review and Analysis
4) Aquatic (Ocean and Pond) Ecosystem Review and Analysis
5) The composition of Proposal for NASA

Objectives

Students will understand:
1) Students will identify biotic and abiotic factors of ecosystems.
2) Students will work together to develop characteristics of two terrestrial and two aquatic ecosystems present on Earth.
3) Students will determine the best ecosystem to build on Mars by using examples of ecosystems on Earth.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

5-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics
MS-LS2-1 Ecosystem: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-2 Ecosystem: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
MS-LS2-3 Ecosystem: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.

State Standards

South Carolina Standards:
5.L.4A.1 Analyze and interpret data to summarize the abiotic factors (including quantity of light and water, range of temperature, salinity, and soil composition) of different terrestrial ecosystems and aquatic ecosystems.
5.L.4A.2 Obtain and communicate information to describe and compare the biotic factors (including individual organisms, populations, and communities) of different terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.