Destination: Mars – Winter 2024 – 10 Weeks – Grades 5-8
Monday, January 8 2024 @ 11:00AM – Monday, March 11 2024 @ 12:30PM EST
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Mars, just like the Moon, has fascinated different races and cultures. It was once thought to be inhabited by intelligent beings.
In fact, Giovanni Schiaparelli, an astronomer studied Mars and thought he observed canals. He called them “canali” which he felt was indicative of something intelligent there. Further studies proved that these were not canals, but dust features that change over time.
Participants will be involved with the mythology behind Mars and the current understanding of this fascinating planet. Several hands-on activities will reinforce concepts presented. The culminating activity will be the building of a miniature Mars habitation depicting what it would take to live and work there.
NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by December 15th, 2023 to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.
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