Curiosity Found Organic Molecules on Mars! Now What?

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Do other planets have seasons similar to Earth? SciShow Space introduces recent research from the Curiosity rover as part of a playlist that explores the galaxy. First, Hank Green explains the seasons on Mars and what it means for methane specifically. Then, he offers tantalizing details about organic molecules scientists found. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Read the most recent updates from the Curiosity rover
  • Highlight the difference in organic versus living
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of Mars, organic molecules, and methane
Pros

  • Includes closed captioning for the hearing impaired
  • Provides links to all sources for extending the lesson
Cons

  • None