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Let's Investigate Mars
Grade Level: 3-5
Lesson Time: 30-60 Minutes
Body: Mars
Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey (Mars), Human Spaceflight (Earth), Mars Exploration Rover: Opportunity (Mars), Mars Exploration Rovers (Mars), Mars Exploration Rovers: Spirit (Mars), Mars Pathfinder/Sojourner (Mars), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (Mars), Mars Sample Return (Mars), Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity (Mars), MAVEN (Mars)

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Short Description: This lesson will help your students answer the question: What do I need to know about Mars in order to live there in the future?

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)
  • 3-Planning and carrying out investigations

Read more: Science and Engineering Practices in the NGSS

Crosscutting Concepts:

  • 7-Stability and change

Read more: NGSS Crosscutting Concepts

Credit: NASA Education


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Last Updated: 26 Aug 2014