|Mission Geography: Mars, Earth and the Quest for Life (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)|
Mission Geography uses existing NASA data and images where possible to engage students in active, hands-on inquiry, modeling the scientific method and developing students; understanding of environment-society relations and earth science. This module begins with investigations of how observations are obtained and interpreted. Earth observations from space play an important role in weather reports, the potential yield of large crops and military use to aid in our country's defense. Along with Earth, this module studies Mars and the possibility that life existed, or perhaps may still exist, on that planet, an idea that has been debated since the late 1800's. The comparison of Earth and Mars is accomplished by identifying and observing similar physical processes that exist on both worlds. Each investigation is complete with overview, a list of materials and supplies, content preview, classroom procedures, worksheets, background, and evaluation.
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Type of resource:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
NASA images generally are not copyrighted. You may use NASA imagery, video and audio material for educational or informational purposes, including photo collections, textbooks, public exhibits and Internet Web pages. This general permission does not include the NASA insignia logo (the blue "meatball" insignia), the NASA logotype (the red "worm" logo) and the NASA seal. These images may not be used by persons who are not NASA employees or on products (including Web pages) that are not NASA sponsored. If the NASA material is to be used for commercial purposes, especially including advertisements, it must not explicitly or implicitly convey NASA's endorsement of commercial goods or services.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-241
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Sarah Witham Bednarz
Texas A&M University, Department of Geology