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1. Write at least one paragraph that describes what happened from start to finish in our Mars Simulation.
When we began our Mars trip, I was very excited to be one of 22 people selected to go to Mars. I needed to learn a lot to become an expert on Mars. The first thing we did was read the book If the World Were A Village. It told us about why we needed to create a new country. It also helped us learn about what we needed to do to provide for everyone that would live on Mars. I worked with the other people that were going on the trip to plan what we were going to do. There were so many jobs that needed to be done, and only 22 people to do them. I learned about solutions to problems that would come up on Mars by reading the book Mission: Mars by Pascal Lee, a NASA scientist. I found lots of new inventions that would prevent these problems from happening. These included a new oxygen tank and a water bottle with a built-in filter. After this, we started to create a constitution. First, we needed a preamble, so we studied the preambles from other countries to find ideas that we wanted to put in ours. We all shared ideas, and then we used those ideas to create our own preamble. Then we got into groups to share our preambles and decide which one was the best. The best one would move on to the next round. Finally, we selected a preamble to start our constitution. Then we started writing our constitution. We then wrote a bill of rights, which ended our trip to Mars. We chose to bring guns, but the spark from the guns collided with the pressurized oxygen in our domes. We fortunately were able to escape in our teleported, but we ended up in Independence, Missouri, in 1849! I was really excited to start a new journey and expand the United States!
When we get to Mars, we need to get our oxygen masks and space suits on so that we can breathe and stay safe on Mars. We should have a couple on the spaceship and Mr. Solarz, Ryan, Alison, and Nicky can go get the other ones on the lander. They can also get some of the essential supplies that we need to live. I think that Lucas V., Madi, and Demetri should start building the machinery that we need to solve the problems on Mars. Then Hasanain and Bela can use the water machine to purify water and search for it. Payton and I can also search for water. Then, Chris and Tucker can start to build the domes, but we can still sleep in the spaceship. They can also build the domes with heat lamps to store our supplies. The rest of us can then unpack the supplies and help to create the domes.