Mars – Our New Home? – Response to Text

Mars –

Our New Home?


Think carefully about each question, and use evidence from the texts to support your conclusions. Write your answers in full sentences, and use explanations and examples where needed.


Surface Level: Find the Answer in the Text

  1. What are some similarities between Earth and Mars?


It also has a night and day cycle.


  1. Humans would find it challenging to live on Mars without what?


Water, food, Shelter, Air.


  1. What are the 3 things that the article says are making our planet Earth unlivable?


Pollution,climate change,and the overuse of natural resources are making earth less livable.


Inference: Use Clues from the Text to Think of an Answer

  1. Explain in your own words why scientists are exploring the possibility of a move to Mars?


Because our resources are being thrown away, and rubbish has been thrown into the ocean. Because our earth has been changing because of global warming, greenhouse gases.


  1. What are some challenges that humans would face if there was a move to Mars?


That they had to wait 7 months to get there. It would be hard to survive because if the ship breaks we would have to look for the suits or we would run out of air.


  1. Why do you think plants will be so important to the terraforming of Mars?


Because some plants can produce air for us to survive and they produce fruits,vegetables.


Unfamiliar Words: Clarifying Language that may cause Misunderstanding


Word Sentence from the text Definition 
Enthusiast A planet called Mars, located 342 million kilometres away from Earth, has captured the imagination of scientists and space enthusiasts alike. While Earth is our home Fan
Potential Mars holds the potential for us to explore and perhaps even call it our new home someday. Possible 
Abundant While Earth is beautiful and abundant, generous
Generate create sustainable habitats, and generate the resources necessary for survival. Cause


Global Inferencing: Making Connections between the Text and the Wider World


Would you want to be one of the first people living on Mars?

Come up with solid reasons for your choice, and provide evidence, and examples to support your reasons.


I would only live on mars if it has enough oxygen. But when I go on google and when i start to read the articles and says that a human is not nearly enough for humans to survive. How are we going to survive on planet mars if there’s not enough air for a human but if there was enough oxygen for us i would go to live on planet mars. Are there any animals or living plants there? There is no sign of any living thing on the planet, then how are we going to survive with no meat or fruits? Is there any water on mars and on google it says there is.