Mars is everywhere these days, figuratively speaking. From breathtaking imagery captured by the Curiosity Rover, and growing excitement over possible evidence for Martian water, to NASA’s recent announcement of 3-part plan to put people on Mars within two decades, it’s safe to say that the red planet is having a moment.
Heck, it’s even co-starring in a hit movie with Matt Damon!
All this excitement presents teachers with a golden opportunity—a chance to present real-world STEM application to young people who are watching scientific history play out before their eyes. Luckily, our friends at NASA Education are ready to help educators make the most of this opportunity with an exhaustive online collection of Mars-related STEM resources they call the Mars Survival Kit.
Well organized and easy to navigate, the site offers standards-based classroom projects and lesson plans for students in kindergarten through high school. And it’s all free of charge.
Check out the Mars Survival Kit for yourself.
Note: NASA TV is channel 346 in your DIRECTV SCHOOL CHOICE programming package.
—Stephen Vincent D’Emidio
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