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Mars Explorers Wanted

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Subject Science — Earth and Space Science, Science and Engineering Practices
Grade Level Grades 3-5
Resource Type Activity
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Use these NASA-approved STEM lesson plans to ready your students for their expedition to Mars!​ Inspired by Summer of Mars at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience our journey to Mars firsthand, at an active spaceport where the next generation of astronauts will lift off to explore the Red Planet. Even though the exhibit has closed, these available lesson plans include:

  • Info on Summer of Mars exhibition. 
  • 50 Years of Mars Exploration video
  • What Will It Take to Live on Mars? slide presentation

Made Possible By: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

 

 

 

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Website
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50 Years of Mars Exploration
Remote video URL

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Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.

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