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Mars Activities: Teacher Resources and Classroom Activities
This set of classroom activities presents the challenges of operating a planetary rover, how to construct a scale model of the Earth-Moon system, how Martian surface core samples can be identified and what they tell us about Mars. Each activity comes with clearly delineated instructions, associated standards, guides and worksheets, and enhancement materials.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2002, Cornell University. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-321
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Abilities of technological design
        • Understanding about sci. / tech.
    • 5-8:
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth in the solar system
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Nature of science
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motions and forces
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Principal Investigator: Arizona State University, Mars Education Program