Colonisation of Mars

Produced in 2015, this resource looks at Human survival in a closed system on Mars. 

Student activities include:

• Identify the basic requirements for Human life on Earth

• Understand the concept of a closed system and understand why the Earth, a space craft and Mars are all closed systems and how the basic conditions for life can be met in a closed system

• Carry out research into Project MELLiSA.

• Set up a Winogradski column to understand some of the different types of bacteria which are important to project MELLiSA

• Carry out research into ‘biosphere two’ and understand why the project ‘failed’

• Design and build a closed system or biosphere (terrestrial, freshwater or saltwater)

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