Quest for Mars

 
 

In Quest for Mars, act as a team of scientists controlling a rover on the Martian surface, interpreting incoming data to determine the most likely hypothesis for the existence of life.

An asteroid has just struck the surface of Mars, revealing untouched geological strata certain to contain evidence of Mars’ chemical and biological history. Each player takes on a different scientific specialty, but all players work as a team to collect a preponderance of evidence supporting a particular hypothesis.

Goals and outcomes:

  • Emphasizes the importance of gathering multiple pieces of evidence

  • Imitates the ways that differently specialized disciplines must work together to solve complex problems

  • Provides a soft introduction to some of the differing analytical techniques in the physical sciences