Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8
Lesson Time: 30-60 Minutes
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (Mars)
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Short Description: The Mars Uncovered activity guides students through an inquiry-based and critical thinking approach to studying the surface of Mars as planetary scientists do. Students will learn to create a geologic map of Mars and use relative age dating techniques to analyze the information and interpret the geologic history of that region.
Why We Chose This Lesson
This lesson was chosen for its quality and potential alignment to Next Generation Science Standards.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
- ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe
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- 6-Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
- 7-Engaging in argument from evidence
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Credit: Arizona State University