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Strange New Planet
Grade Level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Lesson Time: 30-60 Minutes
Body: Mars
Mission: Mariner 4 (Mars), Mariner 6 (Mars), Mariner 7 (Mars), Mariner 9 (Mars), Mars Global Surveyor (Mars), Mars Pathfinder/Sojourner (Mars), Viking 1 (Mars), Viking 2 (Mars)

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Short Description: Strange New Planet brings insight into the processes involved in learning about planetary exploration. This activity demonstrates how planetary features are discovered by the use of remote sensing techniques.

Why We Chose This Lesson
This lesson was chosen for its quality and potential alignment to Next Generation Science Standards.

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Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe

Read more: NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas

Practices:

  • 1-Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
  • 2-Developing and using models
  • 3-Planning and carrying out investigations
  • 8-Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information

Read more: Science and Engineering Practices in the NGSS

Crosscutting Concepts:

  • 4-Systems and system models
  • 6-Structures and function

Read more: NGSS Crosscutting Concepts

Credit: ASU Mars K-12 Education Program


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Last Updated: 26 Aug 2014