ERIC Number: ED408153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Mars. Grades 5-12.
Treiman, Allan; And Others
This learning guide provides detailed information about exploring the planet Mars. The guide covers a variety of topics related to space exploration including: (1) the reasons for exploring Mars; (2) a history of the exploration of and thinking about Mars beginning with the Babylonians and continuing through the Viking missions; (3) the status of current exploration projects that include the planet Mars; (4) a discussion of why continuity in the Mars exploration program is important; (5) an outline of future Mars exploration missions that are underway or in the planning stage; and (6) four activities for students. The activities enable students to explore the following: (1) the concept of superposition and the role it plays in ordering planetary events; (2) the connections between geography and mission planning; (3) the Mars canyon system; and (4) impact craters and what can be learned about Mars from studying these geographical features. (DDR)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Space Exploration, Space Sciences
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Education Division, Mail Code FE, Washington, DC 20546-0001.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC. Education Dept.