Mars Collection of Educational Resources: 6. Evaporation and States of Matter
In this lesson, we will be looking at the development of salt beds and the potential for their habitability.
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Activity Outline: Understand the formation of salt pans via the mechanism of evaporation.
45 Minutes (including 1 video)
- Biology (life in extremes)
- Astronomy (Mars surface conditions)
After completing this activity, pupils will:
- Critically examine evaporation
- Understand states of matter
- Describe how salinity and desiccation affect the habitability of an environment.
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Italian versions of the resources with video lessons produced by EDU INAF are now available at: Terra chiama Marte.