G7 Week 07 – S2

Last week in science!

Lesson 1 – Monday, March 8th

Today in science: Most teams spent today selecting their mission components and deciding on ways to spend their Money, Mass, and Power budgets while simultaneously maximizing the Science Returns of their science instruments. During this activity, Dr. M asked each team to begin putting their budget(s) on a Google Sheet prepared for them in the Google Science Classroom.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Lesson 2 – Tues/Wed, March 9-10th

Today in science: Most teams spent today finalizing the selection of their mission components and, if they found themselves with any remaining value(s) in their Money, Mass, and/or Power budgets, trying to find a way to optimize their mission components and Science Returns.

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Lesson 3 – Wed/Thurs, March 10-11th

Today in science: Most teams spent today reacting to their (green) Special Events Card. This meant revising their mission goals and components based on the nature of their randomly chosen card. Before the end of the lesson, Dr. M was able to announce the launch order for tomorrow (Friday).

Homework: There is no science homework tonight.

Lesson 4 – Friday, March 12th

Today in science: It’s the MARSBOUND Mission to Mars launch day! Students were asked to subject their collective mission components to the ‘actual’ launch, at which point teams can finally see if their mission was either a great success or an unfortunate failure. For the final launch, a 6-sided die was used to determine the mission success. After the launch, students were asked to complete three Reflection Questions (in a Google Doc) and a Team Performance evaluation (via a Google Form). Both final project assignments are listed in the “Week 25” section of the Google Science Classroom.

Homework: All post-launch assignments are due before Monday’s science lesson.