ERIC Number: ED384517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Exploration of Mars. Educational Brief: Planetary Science, Grades 8-12.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
This booklet gives a history of human observations of Mars, including observations made from U.S. unmanned spacecraft. Also included is a discussion, "Encountering a New World: How to Explore a Planet," which contains classroom discussion questions and four classroom activities. The classroom activities include: (1) How to explore a planet; (2) Geography and mission planning; (3) Magnetic Material in the soil; and (4) a close look at Valles Marineris which includes a map of the Valles Marineris Canyon System in comparison with the United States. (MKR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.