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Mars Student Imaging Project (MSIP)
This website features NASA and Arizona State University's Mars Education Program, which offers students the opportunity to be involved in authentic Mars research. Students and teachers are able to perform an in-depth analysis of a site on Mars using the THEMIS visible wavelength camera onboard the Mars Odyssey spacecraft. The website features everything that is necessary for teams of students in grades 5 through college sophomore level to participate in this project, including activity formats, curriculum, downloads, and applications.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Project
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Dataset:
    • Remotely sensed
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
For the distance learning option, participants will need Adobe Photoshop and a small Internet webcam (which can typically be purchased for around $30).
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
2002 - 2004 Arizona State University Mars Education Program
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-661
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Sheri Klug
Mars Education Program