Mars – Our New home?

Mars –

Our New Home?


Think carefully about each question, and use evidence from the texts to support your conclusions. Write your answers in full sentences, and use explanations and examples where needed.


Surface Level: Find the Answer in the Text

  1. What are some similarities between Earth and Mars?


Both have valleys and mountains, weather and seasons, and volcanoes and ice caps.


  1. Humans would find it challenging to live on Mars without what?


Humans would find it challenging to live on mars without Water,Food,Oxygen.


  1. What are the 3 things that the article says are making our planet Earth unlivable?


Pollution,climate change,over use of natural uses.


Inference: Use Clues from the Text to Think of an Answer

  1. Explain in your own words why scientists are exploring the possibility of a move to Mars?


Mars is kind of like earth so when the world ends everyone will be evacuated to Mars.


  1. What are some challenges that humans would face if there was a move to Mars?


Being able to breath Not being able to have water or food.


  1. Why do you think plants will be so important to the terraforming of Mars?


Because plants need water and in Mars there are no sign of water on that planet.


Unfamiliar Words: Clarifying Language that may cause Misunderstanding


Word Sentence from the text Definition 
Enthusiast Earth, has captured the imagination of scientists and space enthusiasts alike A person who is very interested in a particular activity or subject.
Potential Mars holds the potential for us to explore and perhaps even call it our new home someday.  Having or showing the capacity to develop into something in the future.
Abundant While Earth is beautiful and abundant, we must face the reality that our actions are harming our planet. Pollution,  Existing or available in large quantities; plentiful.
Generate create sustainable habitats, and generate the resources necessary for survival. To produce or create something New.


Global Inferencing: Making Connections between the Text and the Wider World


Would you want to be one of the first people living on Mars?

Come up with solid reasons for your choice, and provide evidence, and examples to support your reasons.


I do want to be one of the first people on Mars because I might discover something new and find species of different things.But the hardest challenging moment would be when I run out of water and food or when I just can’t breathe.DID YOU KNOW that it takes 7 months just to get to mars and it is the fourth planet from the sun so the average distance is about 228 kilometres which is 142 million miles.FUN FACT:The difference between mars and earth is Mars doesn’t rain,It just so seems that Mars does not drop a single droplet of rain.

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