I switched to an inquiry project because the action project wasn’t really working and it was going to mess with my schedule a lot, so this is my plan not my first round of research.
My inquiry question is “What do we need to survive and sustain ourselves on Mars?”. The reason that I have chosen this question is because I love space and I think that being able to inhabit mars would be really cool. I am going to split this up into 3 different chunks. The first one is what do we need to bring with us and how do we need to set up. The second one is how can we get ourselves the things we need to survive (i.e. food water etc.) quickly so we can stay alive. Finally, the third chunk is what do we need to do in the long term to be able to stay on mars. If we decide to colonies mars, we need to be able to get the resources we need to survive there, it’s a long way to go from earth to mars so constant transport of good isn’t really an option for a long term stay. Of coarse, food and water are going to be a big challenge because although we know that there is water on mars it is toxic and so is the ground making food a big problem as well.
Here are some sources that might help me address my question:
https://www.youtube.com/ (for videos about mars)
Going to mars will affect my community because it will not only be an amazing scientific advancement, but it will also give us a second option. I don’t want to leave earth and I hope that global warming can be slowed down, but if we can go to mars at least there is another option as a last resort. Also, who knows what things we may find on mars, there’s so many possibilities. We could find something to cure cancer, or something that could be used a cleaner energy source then something we already have. We don’t know what is there and we may find nothing interesting, but there’s only one way to find out.