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Mars Exploration Program: Mars for Educators
This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) site contains links to classroom resources and curriculum supplements relating to the exploration of Mars. Topics covered in these lessons include craters, water on Mars, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Pathfinder, solar system distances, the Martian calendar, possibilities of life on Mars, and exploration of this planet. There is also information about Mars Education Programs teachers and students can participate in.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Educational
Subject:
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-324
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motion and forces
        • Transfer of energy
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth in the solar system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
        • Personal health
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motions and forces
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understandings about science and technology
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural resources
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology


Contact: Michelle Viotti
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology