Are you ready to live on Mars?
With so much excitement around NASA Artemis Moon exploration, the Perseverance Mars rover, and SpaceX Starship it is clear the new space age has arrived. As our species prepares to become interplanetary there are ample opportunities for students of all ages to to learn about the challenges of living in an isolated, sealed habitat far from planet Earth. SIMOC is a research grade Mars habitat simulation with an engaging web interface. We offer a Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) curriculum guide for grades 5-8 and 9-14 with teacher and student handbooks designed for you to integrate into your classroom.
SIMOC can be used free of charge, as made available from the National Geographic Society. SIMOC is now open source, so you can install it locally and add customized agents to the model and simulation. Or use SIMOC Live with your own, DIY Mars habitat analog!
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