Mars Collection of Educational Resources: 5. Brines on Mars
In this lesson, we will be be delving into how saturated brine solutions affect the habitability of Mars.
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Activity Outline: Understand super-saturated salt solutions and how they can affect the habitability of another planetary body.
45 Minutes (including 1 video)
- Biology (life in extremes)
- Astronomy (Mars surface conditions)
After completing this activity, pupils will:
- Understand how crystallisation works.
- Be able to explain how we get saturated and super-saturated solutions.
- Be able to reason how saturated salt solutions affect habitability.
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Italian versions of the resources with video lessons produced by EDU INAF are now available at: Terra chiama Marte.