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Exploration on Mars
This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. This lesson covers the exploration of Mars from the 1960s to recent times. Information includes mission findings, and the NASA 3 phase strategy of finding information (reconnaissance, surveillance, in-depth study). It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Must be able to download .aiff files for audio vocabulary.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-164
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth's history
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Biological evolution
        • Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
        • Molecular basis of heredity
        • The cell
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about science and technology
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Historical perspectives
        • Nature of scientific knowledge
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Discoveryschool.com