Spaceship to Mars

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Feel like a rocket scientist for the day. Using only paper and tape, scholars create a framework for a spaceship to Mars. Each sheet of paper costs $10 million and each piece of tape costs $100,000. Make sure you stay within budget!

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Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with an art teacher to make the frameworks into actual models of spaceships
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be able to calculate with powers of 10
  • Paper, tape, and scissors are necessary for the activity

  • Provides an assignment page for the activity
  • Includes guiding questions for discussion

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