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RCMS teacher Scott Davidson ponders the presentation Trevor Henson and Crystal Kubby put together.

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Planetary Puzzle

Middle school students tackle Martian mystery — and learn to think like scientists

The “ah-ha” moment hung in the air. The NASA scientist posed it to seven Rim Country Middle School (RCMS) students who had spent months searching photos of Mars for clues in a planetary mystery: Which came first — the solar system’s longest, deepest canyon or a giant sprouting of volcanoes? They had just made a presentation steeped in frustration, with ample evidence to support either theory.

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