The ELEMENTary Mission

Physical Science - Grades 6 to 12
Sharon Stevens Sinclair - Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
Oceanside, California


Year 2040: A new planet with characteristics similar to Earth has been discovered on the other side of the Sun.  It is approximately 100,000,000 miles from the Sun and 193,000,000 miles from Earth.

An international space consortium plans to send a colonizing mission to the new planet, GaiaII.  Besides sending humans, plants and other essential equipment, they also wish to include certain chemicals and compounds as well.  Your scientific task is to determine which essential elements must be sent with the colonizing team.

Begin your adventure with the "Activities" page or visit the other sites to get background information, strategies for solving the scientific tasks, presentation ideas and the rubric for assessment.


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