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Searching the six satellite images of Mars provided in this investigation, students identify and locate areas that possibly sustained life in the past, might now sustain life, or could in the future. The URL opens to the investigation directory, with links to teacher and student materials, lesson extensions, resources, teaching tips, and assessment strategies. Note that this is the last of four investigations ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Photograph, In-situ dataset
Subject: Biology, Space science, Technology
 
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This set of interactive activities addresses the question of whether life could exist on Mars. Four separate activities look at what is necessary for life, where one might find water on Mars, would life be on or below the planet's surface as indicated by temperature, and where it would be safe and interesting to land a rover to look for life. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Biology, Space science
 
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This is an activity about the requirements of life. Learners will explore what living things need to survive and thrive by creating and caring for a garden plot (outdoors where appropriate) or a container garden (indoors) at the program facility. The garden will be used to beautify the facility with plant life with many planting and landscaping options provided. Children will consider the requirements ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Video
Subject: Biology, History and philosophy of science, Space science
 
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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 ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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This Exploratorium site provides the latest information about the two Mars rovers landing on Mars in 2004. It includes resources about the search for life on Mars, the Martian environment, and the mechanics of the Mars rovers themselves. Hands-on activities and a live webcast are also provided. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Photograph, Webcast - visual, Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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This series of six activities encourages students to think about the characteristics of life and the possibility of looking for life on Mars. The first three activities from Destination: Mars establish the criteria for recognizing life. The other activities use the criteria for more advanced investigations. These activities are part of an astrobiology guide called the "Fingerprints of Life" which ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Biology
 
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In this video NASA scientists discover firm evidence that water once flowed on Mars?perhaps enough water to harbor life. The site includes links to five essays about Mars, "A Tale of Two Rovers," "Why Go to Mars," "Visions (and Revisions) of Mars," "When Worlds Diverge," and "Is the Signature Still Wet?" It also has photographs of Mars and interactive presentations. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Photograph, Video, Ref. material
Subject: Space science, Technology
 
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This set of lessons is designed to increase students' knowledge, awareness, and curiosity about the process of scientific exploration of Mars. Topics include navigating to Mars, investigating Martian soils and geology, mapping Martian landforms, and searching for signs of life. A video is also available to accompany the lessons. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Space science
 
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This article discusses the possible occurrence of water in our solar system. Topics include the necessity of liquid water for life, distribution of water throughout the solar system, and the possibility that there may be liquid water on Mars or on some of Jupiter's moons. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Space science
 
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This is an activity designed to develop a working definition of life. Learners will conduct a simple experiment, looking for signs of life in three different "soil" samples. The experiment introduces children to the difficulty that scientists face in defining life. By observing the soil samples, participants try to determine if any contain signs of life and work to identify, refine, and create a set ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Biology, History and philosophy of science
 
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