How To Survive on Mars

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how to survive on mars  Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway

Get ready for lift-off on a Martian adventure!

Have you ever imagined living on another planet? What about Mars? With not enough air to breathe, sunlight to keep us warm, or any available food and water, life on Mars is going to be a challenge... but it just might be possible!

Take a journey to the Red Planet in How to Survive on Mars. Discover natural wonders like ancient polar ice caps, the highest volcano in the solar system and a 45-kilometre-wide impact crater that was once a Martian lake.

Packed with stunning photographs, fun activities and quizzes, this book will show you what you need to do to survive on Mars! Join scientists, engineers, archaeologists, ethicists and science-fiction writers for a space exploration adventure.

Reading level varies from child to child, but we recommend this book for ages 8 to 12.---from the publisher

Features:

  • Explores what humans would need to do and the challenges we'd need to overcome to live on Mars.
  • Introduces kids to astronomy and space exploration in an engaging way.
  • Includes fun activities and quizzes, as well as amazing photographs from Mars space missions.
  • Features interviews with astrobiologists, geologists, engineers, archaeologists and sci-fi writers.

120 pages                        978-1486314669                                  Ages 9-13

Keywords:  Mars, space, exploration, photographs, narrative nonfiction, science, Science Curriculum, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old

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For the last couple of weeks, students have been "dreaming with their eyes open" - dreaming of what they would like to be, do and go, and, for some, that would include travelling into space, perhaps even living on another planet, like Mars.

But how to survive? With not enough air to breathe, sunlight to keep  warm, or any available food and water, life on Mars would be a challenge... but it just might be possible! In this stunning new release, the reader is taken on a journey to the Red Planet to discover natural wonders like ancient polar ice caps, the highest volcano in the solar system and a 45-kilometre-wide impact crater that was once a Martian lake. Led by astronomer and member of the National Space Society of Australia, scientists, engineers, archaeologists, ethicists and science-fiction writers have joined together to explore the planet, consider the challenges and offer solutions so those with an interest and the dream can dream on.

Photographs, activities and quizzes make it an inviting read even for those without the dream, as space tourism gathers momentum and the first crewed Mars Mission, which would include sending astronauts to Mars, orbiting Mars, and a return to Earth, is proposed for the 2030s, just as these readers will be thinking about planning gap years or family holidays. What a change from the pilgrimage to the UK of my generation!

Recommended by:  Barbara Braxton, Teacher Librarian, New South Wales AUSTRALIA

See more of her recommendations:

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