Fifth-graders are getting ready to go to Mars.
Science teacher Kelly Miller is taking Grade 5 on a journey to the Red Planet throughout the year. They have to figure out how to get there, how to grow food, and how to get back to Earth.
Having learned about the conditions on Mars, the students are in the process of designing a solar habitat to survive the cold climate. Next, they will learn how to make a solar oven to cook food. "Our potatoes and fava beans are growing nicely in the school garden," Miller reports.