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Path to Mars

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students compare Earth and Mars to find similarities between the two planets using given websites. They collect and download pictures of geological features of both planets from print and non-print sources. Descriptions of the...
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Mars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students debate the ethical considerations involved in colonizing and terra-forming Mars. They have a preliminary discussion and view a video clip about Mars, then break into support and oppose groups to research and prepare their...
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How Curiosity Got Us to Mars

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Curiosity is the desire to learn or know, and it is also the name of the rover that landed on Mars in 2012. Mohawk-sporting Bobak Ferdowsi, a NASA engineer also discusses how and why we study Mars. He provides facts about the rover and...
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Mars - The Xtreme - o - Philes

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
What conditions are necessary for life? Is it the same for all lifeforms? What biotic and abiotic factors would need to be changed to make it possible for human life on Mars? Answer these questions and more in a fun lesson plan designed...
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Reading Comprehension Sheet #5: Mars

For Students 4th - 5th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students learn facts about the planet Mars by reading a one page text. Students then complete a Venn diagram and two essay questions about Mars.
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Is There Water on Mars?

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students decide whether or not there is or has even been water on Mars. They analyze temperature and pressure data from the Pathfinder mission to Mars, and then they analyze images of Mars, interpreting the landforms they see and...
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Let's Investigate Mars

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Take your science class on a hypothetical field trip to Mars with an engaging astronomy lesson. After first learning about NASA's Mars rover missions, young scientists plan their own scientific investigations of Earth's nearest neighbor.
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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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Could We Give Mars a Magnetic Field?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Are you ready to move to Mars? An engaging video lesson discusses the changes required for Mars to sustain human life. The first of which is to reinstate the magnetic field it lost over four billion years ago. The video is an episode in...
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Life on Mars?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can we use math to find life on Mars? Show a video that starts with looking at dark matter and a majorana particle. It ends with using math to analyze the data from NASA's Viking landing in order to find life.
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Spaceship to Mars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Feel like a rocket scientist for the day. Using only paper and tape, scholars create a framework for a spaceship to Mars. Each sheet of paper costs $10 million and each piece of tape costs $100,000. Make sure you stay within budget!
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Areology-The Study of Mars

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students examine core samples from Mars and discover what they can use it to tell the history of Mars.  In this core sample lesson plan students create and analyze their own core samples then eat them at the end.
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Field Trip Mars

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewFly around the Martian surface. Pupils view a presentation on the planet Mars featuring a flyover that shows different views of the surface where rovers have landed and explored on different missions. As individuals watch the images, the...
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Journey to Mars

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why are there launch windows when traveling to outer space? Scholars explore the trajectory of traveling from one planet to another. By adjusting the departure and destination planets, as well as the launch date, they observe the ideal...
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Studying Mars

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners study Mars and Odyssey's mission to Mars. In groups, they plan a community that could live on Mars.
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Mars Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study Mars and other plants in the night sky. In a planetarium setting using Digitarium planetarium system, students identify the Big Dipper and Polaris. They explore the major differences between the planets and the stars. ...
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Destination Mars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study Mars and what it would take to man a mission there.  In this solar system lesson students view a video and complete an art activity in groups. 
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Let's Go to Mars

For Students 9th - 12th
Can we really have humans on Mars within a decade? Only time can tell, but here is a video that explains the four challenges that must be addressed in order to have a manned mission to Mars. It also discusses how government programs and...
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Curiosity: Mars' Next Visitor

For Students 9th - 12th
How would it feel if you were hired for a temporary job that was to last just over two years and you were still working every day more than five years later? Probably not very happy! The video shares the excitement when Curiosity was...
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Life on Mars?

For Students 9th - 12th
A majorana particle is a fermion that is its own antiparticle. The video covers two discoveries in science. The first is the discovery of the majorana particle and thus, dark matter. The second is an additional analysis of data from Mars...
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Imagine Mars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers research the planet of Mars using the Internet. They analyze the factors that would enable people to live on Mars and present a slideshow presentation and brochure about Mars.
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Curious? Is Mars All Wet?

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this "Curious? Is Mars all Wet?" worksheet, students answer 5 questions interactively about the presence of water and life on Mars, then check their answers online.
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Mars Metal Rover

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the properties of metal that can be used on the surface of Mars. They research the Internet to determine the properties of Mars and determine which metals are compatible. They create a slide show presentation of...
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Meet Mars

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this Mars worksheet, students study a chart which compares the features, geography and orbit of the Earth and Mars. Students study the table to determine the answer to five questions about these planets. Students discuss the...

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