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Is It Ethical to Colonize Mars?

6 -12 Science | December 9, 2014 | 24 Comments

Is It Ethical to Colonize Mars?

In 2024, Mars One is planning to send four individuals on an one-way trip to live on Mars. Is it ethical to colonize Mars or other planets outside of our own?

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Should We Fund Space Exploration?

6 -12 Science | November 25, 2014 | 17 Comments

Should We Fund Space Exploration?

Human space travel has long been a subject of fascination and scientific inquiry. Should we fund space exploration, or would the money be better spent elsewhere?

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Mining the Moon Could Open a Can of Worms Here on Earth

Do Now Round-Ups | March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mining the Moon Could Open a Can of Worms Here on Earth

Space has sparked our curiosity, inspiring us to create new technologies to explore and help us understand a world beyond Earth. Could mining the moon be the next adventure? In our #DoNowMoon post, we asked students What do you think is the most important scientific or ethical concern to consider about mining the moon? Why? How should private companies that venture into space exploration be regulated?

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How Worried Should We Be About Space Junk?

Do Now | December 11, 2013 | 25 Comments

How Worried Should We Be About Space Junk?

Recently China successfully launched their first moon rover, Chang’e-3, into orbit. Unfortunately later that day pieces from the launch rocket fell off and destroyed the homes of two citizens. Although nobody was harmed, the falling spacecraft still worried many people.

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Five Resources for Soaring to Space

PBS LearningMedia | January 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Five Resources for Soaring to Space

Space exploration allows for an interdisciplinary moment between science and social studies. Use these 5 PBS LearningMedia resources to add richness and depth to your lessons.  PBS LearningMedia has thousands more classroom-ready media to enhance classroom learning. 1.  Hubble’s Expanding Universe Video(4:14) Grades:  6-12 Use this video and accompanying support material to spark astronomy fascination among […]

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