Expedition Mars brings science and technology to life, giving students the exciting opportunity to apply what they learn in the STEM classroom to a real life scenario in a state-of-the-art simulated learning environment. Through the projects and problem-based learning, students taking part in the mission have to complete tasks to ensure success. At the same time, they may encounter emergencies or unexpected problems that require critical thinking and decision-making skills to find resolutions. Each student plays a part in the mission, interacts with at least one physical hands-on lab, and is responsible for finishing several tasks. Teamwork is crucial because if one member of the class fails to complete his or her job, the entire mission may be at risk.