Tessellation is a math topic that is usually found off the beaten path but they contain important geometry and measurement concepts.
Google SketchUp software enables students to create 3D models that can be placed in Google Earth.
Once students become more adept with the SketchUp application they are ready to create models for Google Earth.
This is a fairly simple puzzle for students to solve but it took over a century for it to be proven with computers.
In this activity, students will learn about the upcoming planned missions to Mars from various space companies. They will then design a product that could be used to help astronauts as their bodies face the rigors of space on the long journey to Mars.