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118 resources with the keyterm mars

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Mars

For Students 4th - 7th
After reading a short excerpt about the planet named after the Roman god of war, Mars, your class will answer four comprehension questions. The worksheet challenges them to fold over the paper and answer the questions without referring...
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Are We Alone?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Find an answer to the age-old debate of whether life exists on Mars. Groups determine criteria to help look for signs of life on Mars. The activity has the class simulate testing Martian soil samples for signs of life before drawing...
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Manned Mission to Mars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
To go or to not to go — the question for a mission to Mars. This resource provides details for a possible manned mission to Mars. Details include a launch schedule, what life would be like on the surface, and how the astronauts would...
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The Great Gravity Escape

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Groups simulate an orbit using a piece of string and a water balloon. Individuals spin in a circular path and calculate the balloon's velocity when the clothes pin can no longer hold onto the balloon.
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Come On Over Rover

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your class to the steps that occur in the manufacturing of parts, the assembly, and the testing of a Mars rover. Pupils learn about fabrication techniques and tolerances in the manufacturing process. 
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Strong-Arm Tactics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Experience collecting rock samples using a robotic arm with an activity that has pairs work together to operate a robotic arm. One pupil serves as the eyes and the other operates the controller. The objective is to be the fastest pair to...
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The Amazing Red Planet

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your class to Mars with a resource that provides information about its size, location, length of day, length of year, number of moons, and average temperature. Also includes is information about the lans for past and future...
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Six Minutes of Terror

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Help your class understand the design challenges when trying to land a remote spacecraft on a planet. Class members examine the provided information to understand how each component of a spacecraft is designed in order to safely land a...
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An Inflated Impression of Mars

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Help your class understand the magnitude of the distance between Earth and Mars with an activity that asks small groups to use balloons to create scale models of the Earth, Moon, and Mars. Class members figure out the distances between...
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Mars

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Questing for information about the red planet? Attend this class at space school and learn all about Mars. Myths, misconceptions, and facts about the planet's long and interesting history are presented. Great video! Look for other space...
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Traveling to the Moon and Mars

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Can we travel to the moon or Mars? Discover how far the moon and Mars are from Earth and how long it would take to get there. This clip tells a little bit about the planets in our solar system, their size, their distance from Earth, and...
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Life on Mars

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students research the feasibility of life on Mars and debate what it would need in order to sustain life. They work in teams to predict, research, infer, and explain their theory using models they build.
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Introducing The Most Heavenly Bodies In The Solar System

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scientists identify the major bodies of this solar system through a fun and engaging anticipatory activitity. They will then apply knowledge gained through previous experiences as well as a short research activity to the task of...
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Going to Mars

For Teachers 6th
Pupils get to choose what project they'd most like to complete. Using what they know about Earth and Mars, they get into project groups to compare and contrast each planet. They must answer the question, "How can we live on Mars?"...
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Get Me Off This Planet

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What do Newton's Laws have to do with getting from Earth to Mars?The activities in this resource show how Newton's Laws work with rockets to get them into space. Background information includes facts about orbits and how orbits are used...
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Life on Mars?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Travel with the Martian Lander Phoenix, and discover what conditions were found. Was there life on Mars, could life have ever existed on Mars? This clip poses the possibility of and theories related to life on Mars but ends before the...
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Mars in Stunning HD

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Interested in the planet Mars? Check out this beautiful video displaying HD images of the red planet. Set to a lovely classical score, this clip could be the inspiration for a writing project where learners describe what life is like on...
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Strange New Planet

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders gather data and simulate a Mars spacecraft mission using multi-sensory observations.
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Mars Bingo

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students explore Mars and Mars missions. They develop vocabulary by playing Mars Bingo.
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Science Jeopardy - The Earth Sciences

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The earth sciences are the focus for this Jeopardy-style review game. Categories include geology, space, scientific investigation, meteorology, and oceanography. Diagrams and pictures are involved with most of the questions, making this...
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Interplanetary Travel Guide

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In groups of six, middle school space scientists create an imaginative travel brochure for attracting visitors to the planet Mars. Information must include surface features and atmospheric conditions. Although time-consuming, this is a...
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Creating Impact Craters

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders simulate the creation of impact craters on Mars.Through the creation of model surfaces, the effects of an impacting object's mass, velocity and size are determined, and the features of the resulting crater are identified.
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Martian Colony Proposals

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders design a proposal for a Martian colony to be presented to a group of their peers. They review their knowledge of Mars. Students evaluate for themselves which of their classmates proposal best fits their criteria.
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Can an Astronaut on Mars Distinguish Earth from its Moon?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the possibility of being on Mars and being able to identify the Earth.  In this space lesson students complete a set of calculations to see if this is possible.