Resources on Earth and Mars

So if resources are things that an organism needs to stay alive let’s think about what might change if humans were to colonize Mars. There areĀ two questions to respond to. Write at leastĀ two sentences for each question.

  1. How do humans depend on Earth’s resources?
  2. How do you think the need for resources will change if we go to Mars? (Think about what we have available here on Earth vs. what is available on Mars.)

Wildfire Effects

PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID MCNEW/STRINGER

There are many wildfires burning in the western US. Using some of the concepts from the chapter so far, explain what you think some of the effects might be on the natural communities that have burned. (Hint: on page 158 there are lists of the vocab words from the sections of the chapter that might give you topics to write about.)