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Becoming a Martian

Becoming a martian cover image.
School journal level 3 May 2017 cover image.

 by Clare Knighton

illustrated by Gavin Mouldey

“Becoming a Martian” is a challenging article that considers the possibility of humans living on Mars. The article begins with the concept “We have exploration in our DNA.” After reminding us of what humans need to survive on Earth (oxygen, water, food, and shelter) the writer explores each of these in relation to Mars, providing factual information about the planet, explaining the challenges of living there, and offering possible solutions.

Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2017

Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: astrobiology, astronauts, astronomy, challenge, colonisation, environment, exploration, extreme conditions, Mars, science, space, space stations, space travel, survival, water

In: School Journal Level 3 May 2017

Publication date: May 2017

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