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Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12
Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity (Mars)
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Short Description: Want the chance to make a new discovery through real Mars research of your own?
From around the nation, teams of students grade 5 -- college work with NASA scientists, mission planners, and educators to take their own picture of Mars and make discoveries. In this student-centered project, learners understand how science really works by being scientists and interacting with practicing scientist role models.
It's fun, free, and real-world science. It gives students an authentic experience of the scientific process and their own STEM-based capabilities. Along with learning the scientific process, students gain knowledge of Earth Science concepts using Mars as an analog. The chance to explore the Red Planet motivates students to engage in successful research experiences.
Source: Mars Exploration Program