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Martian Masterchef

Topic: Plants

French chefs have come up with 11 tasty dishes that could be grown, cooked and served on a Martian base. These dishes are important because astronauts who arrive on Mars have now got to be self-sufficient. Oxygen, food and water will need to be produced on Mars, because if reserves from Earth were taken with them, the rocket would never get off the launch pad. This task challenges the children to explore the conditions for plant growth, germination and pollination by designing investigations and exploring life cycles.
An Upd8 task designed for CCEA (Northern Ireland) in line with the Revised Curriculum requirements for the World Around Us and Thinking Skills & Personal Capabilities.

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