This is a question even NASA is asking. Well, students from 9th and 10th grades are using a model to find out if this is possible in an integrated project from Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
We are simulating the growth of plants on different planets by altering some variables like PH, nutrients concentration and light intensity ant type. For this, simultaneously, in each subject, students started to work on this project with a specific discipline and role in mind. In Biology, students learned about plant growth, limiting factors and sustainable agriculture. In Physics, students learned about different planet’s conditions and electromagnetic radiation. In Chemistry, students learned about solutions, and how pH and conductivity can affect the development of plants. All students learned how to work with arduinos that monitor humidity and temperature since those should be constants at all times.
With this project, students are learning and demonstrating independent responsibility, positive interdependence and solving real problems with a scientific experiment.