Martians at the Airport

Subgroup Size

Small Group


45 minutes

External Cost


Lesson Plan


Activity adapted by Katherine Yngve, CILMAR, Purdue University, from the following:


Batchelder, D. (1993). Martian Anthropology Exercise. In T. Gochenour (Ed.), Beyond experience (2nd ed., pp. 143-147). Intercultural Press.

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Enact connections between science, creativity, teamwork, and intercultural competence. 2. Take risks. 3. Embrace contradictions. 4. Connect, synthesize, and transform.