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Curriculum and Resources

This page contains links to curriculum resources that we've found useful and links to Teacher Training presentations.



Detailed Lesson Plans


Curriculum

Mars Rover Lesson Plan, Old Version

A six week lesson plan for teaching the Rover contest as a curriculum unit.
By: Cherri Brinley
Last Update: October, 2005
Available in: Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Web Page

Mars Rover Teacher Workshops


AIAA Educator Academy Mars Rover Module

The Microsoft Power Point Presentation from the AIAA Educator Academy Mars Rover Module Teacher Training Workshop, as updated based on experience.
By: Elana Slagle, Edgar Bering, Rosalinda Mendez, Jennifer Chin-Davis, Holly Smith, Sandy Peck, Chad GoGan, Karen Staley, and Ken Nieser
Last Update: September 23, 2014
Available in: Microsoft PowerPoint™


Mars Rover Teacher Training Sept 20 Power Point

The Microsoft Power Point Presentation from the Sept. 20 session of the Teacher Training Workshops, 2014
By: Edgar Bering, Walter Kiefer, Stephanie Shipp, Christine Shupla, and Jim Rice. Image Credits: NASA
Last Update: Sept 19, 2014
Available in: Microsoft PowerPoint™

Mars Resources

The following material as a downloadable page.

Available in: Microsoft Word™,  Adobe Acrobat™;

By:           Holly Smith, Elana Slage, Edgar Bering
Date:         October 22, 2014
Distribution: Internal
Formats:      .pdf, .doc, 
Bookmark:     MarsResources

Mars Resources

Websites
  By: Holly Smith, Elana Slagle, Edgar Bering
  Date: May 27, 2012
  Formats: HTML 
  Bookmark: Websites

Planetary Information:


Eyes on the Solar System
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/participate/marsforeducators/
http://marsoweb.nas.nasa.gov/landingsites/index.html
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/marsfact.html
http://pds.nasa.gov/planets/special/mars.htm
http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-system/mars-article/
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Mars
http://www.factmonster.com/dk/science/encyclopedia/mars.html
http://www.factmonster.com/science/astronomy/planet-mars.html
http://www.kidsastronomy.com/mars.htm
http://www.marsonearth.org
http://www.nineplanets.org/mars.html
http://www.planetfacts.net/Mars-Facts.html
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/planets/mars.html
http://www.solarviews.com/eng/mars3d.htm

Mars Missions:


http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mer/
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/MPF/index1.html
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msp98/lander
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/programmissions/
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html
http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/space-missions/missions-to-mars.html

Photo Galleries


http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/photos/mars/
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/targetFamily/mars
http://science.howstuffworks.com/mars-landing-pictures.htm

Mars & Space Resources for Teachers:


NASAWavelength
http://www.aiaa.org
http://airandspace.si.edu/etp/mars/MARSresources.html
http://ares.jsc.nasa.gov/ares/education/program/destinationmars.cfm
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/classroom/pdfs/MSIP-MarsActivities.pdf
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/participate/marsforeducators/  
http://teachspacescience.stsci.edu/cgi-bin/ssrtop.plex
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson003.shtml
http://www.sofasandsectionals.com/learn-astronomy-from-your-couch
http://www.mars2030.net/
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html 
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mars/images/index.html
Houston Specific:
Johnson Space Center Educator Resource Center Space Center Houston 1601 NASA Rd. 1 (281-244-2129)
JSC Education Outreach Program for speakers – http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/centers/johnson/volunteers/index.html
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/centers/johnson/home/index.html

Educational Materials
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/about/index.html
Is There Water on Mars - EG-2000-03-121-HQ
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Is.There.Water.on.Mars.html

Posters
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Mars_The_Red_Planet_Poster.html

Lithographs
Mars Pathfinder Lithograph Set
http://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/Mars_Pathfinder_Lithograph_Set.pdf
Mars Lithographs –
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Our_Solar_System_Lithograph_Set.html
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Mars_Lithograph.html

Videotapes / CD-ROMS / Slide Sets

Mars – Past, Present, Future VHS Video & CD-ROM– Finley-Holiday Film Corp. www.finley-holiday.com
Pathfinder and Best of Mars Picture CD – Finley-Holiday Film Corp. www.finley-holiday.com
Online Tools
http://www.google.com/mars Does not show Lat., Long.
http://www.google.com/earth/index.html Planet button in Google Earth shows Mars Lat. and Long.
http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/Home.aspx
http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/whatis/whatIsWWT.aspx?Page=Mars

Books
Moons and Planets, William K. Hartman, 5th Edition, Brooks Cole, 2004. ISBN-13: 978-0534493936
The New Solar System, J. Kelly Beatty, Carolyn Collins Petersen, Andrew Chaikin, 4th Edition, Cambridge University Press, 1999. ISBN-13: 978-0521645874
Destination Mars: New Explorations of the Red Planet, Rod Pyle, Prometheus Books, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-1616145897
http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/onlinebks/MARS/CONTENTS.HTM

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.ppt    Microsoft Power Point
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Last updated: July 14, 2015.

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