How to Survive on Mars: the Science Behind the Human Exploration of Mars
Learn the basic science needed for humans to survive on Mars, with this online science course.
Why join the course?
Mars has captivated the human imagination since the very earliest civilisations. It is the most explored planet in the solar system and that is unlikely to change. Getting to Mars is relatively easy, surviving on Mars will be the real challenge.
Learn from leaders in the field of science
The course is based on the approaches that lead educators, Tina Overton and Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway, deliver to their science undergraduate students at the Monash University Faculty of Science – a vibrant, dynamic and world-renowned community in Australia at the forefront of innovation and discovery.
What topics will you cover?
- Water: the properties of water, and how to extract water on Mars
- Energy: solar energy, wind energy and energy from other sources
- Oxygen: the Martian atmosphere, oxygen on Mars, and how to recycle oxygen
- Food: nutrients for life, the challenge of growing food on Mars
- Concept Maps: how to create them to synthesise and organise knowledge
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