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Investigating the Dynamic Martian Polar Caps DLESE Reviewed Collection
This lesson plan is part of the Center for Educational Resources (CERES), a series of web-based astronomy lessons created by a team of master teachers, university faculty, and NASA researchers. Students download NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images of the Martian polar ice caps from different times to measure and compare the changing Martian and Earth poles. This lesson contains expected outcomes for students, materials, background information, follow-up questions, extension activities, and assessment procedures.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Video
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Cryology
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
PaintShop Pro or other image processing software.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-366
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • 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.
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the universe
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understandings about science and technology
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Center for Educational Resources (CERES) Project'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: George Tuthill
Montana State University

Principal Investigator: Kim Obbink
Montana State University

Publisher: NASA Center for Educational Resources, Montana State University