Mars Collection of Educational Resources: 4. Martian Chemistry
In this lesson, we will be looking at the chemistry of Mars and how this can affect its potential habitability
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Activity Outline: Understand how the chemistry of the Martian soil may affect the habitability of the Red Planet. This involves taking a closer look at how temperature and salinity can affect the chemistry of Mars.
45 Minutes (including 2 videos)
Chemistry (Solubility, Saturation, Compound Structures)Biology (Life in extremes)Astronomy (Mars surface conditions)
After completing this activity, pupils will:
Understand what effect temperature has on the chemistry of Mars.Be able to explain how salinity affects freezing points.Review how all of the above affects habitability.
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Italian versions of the resources with video lessons produced by EDU INAF are now available at: Terra chiama Marte.