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2014 Mars Rover Celebration

January 31, 2015, Primary Schools: 9:00 am-2:00 pm, Middle Schools: 1:00-6:00 pm,
Houston Room, University Center

Lesson Materials

This page contains links to documents useful in the classroom, curriculum resources and celebration organizer materials.



Curriculum and Teaching Resources



Documents for Celebration Organizers


Teacher Workshop Registration

The registration form for the teacher workshop.
By: Edgar Bering
Last Update: June, 2012
Available in: Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Web Page

Teacher Workshop Flyer

The flyer for the teacher workshop.
By: Chris Peterson
Last Update: June, 2012
Available in: Adobe Acrobat<

In School Advertising Flyers

Flyers to promote participation in your school.
By: Chris Peterson
Last Update: June 2011
Available in: 8.5x11 Adobe Acrobat, 11x17 Adobe Acrobat


Mars Rover Lesson Plan

A six week lesson plan for teaching the Rover contest as a curriculum unit.
By: Cherri Brinley
Last Update: October, 2005 (Pdf Reformatted 2009)
Available in: Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Web Page


Mars Rover Mission Choices

The initial mission selection document that lists possible mission choices for teams to consider in developing their model project.
By: Holly Smith, Revised by E. A. Bering and Sandy Peck
Last Update: September 25, 2003
Available in: MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, as Web Page

Mars Update

A rubric for students to use in researching the characteristics in Mars.
By: Holly Smith
Last Update: September 25, 2009
Available in: MS Word, Adobe Acrobat™.


Research Tips

A set of suggestions to students on how to conduct a Library and Web based literature search.
By: Holly Smith
Last Update: Sept. 25, 2009
Available in: MS Word™, Adobe Acrobat™.


Mars Probe Research Reports

A set of templates for students to use in compiling reports on existing or planned Mars Probes.
By: Holly Smith
Last Update: September 25, 2009 Available for: Complete Package, Pathfinder, Mars Polar Lander, Spirit and Opportunity, Phoenix, and Mars Science Laboratory


Mars Rover Self Evaluation Form

A rubric for students to use in evaluating their own work product in the Mars Rover project.
By: Holly Smith
Last Update: September 25, 2009
Available in: MS Word, Adobe Acrobat™.


Mars Rover Skit Presentation Criteria

A set of suggestions for students to use in preparing their skits. These don't constitute rules. Be aware that skits are limited to 5 minutes. We recommend emphasizing real-world roles and activities in the skits.
By: Holly Smith
Last Update: August 31, 2002
Available in: MS Word, Adobe Acrobat™


Mars Rover Solar Kit Links

A set of suggestions for teachers to use in obtaining solar kits.
By: Edgar Bering, Karen Staley
Last Update: september 25, 2009
Available in: MS Word, Adobe Acrobat™




Mars Rover Teacher Training Power Point

The Microsoft Power Point Presentation from the Teacher Training Workshop, 2013
By: Holly Smith, Edgar Bering, Sandy Peck, Chad GoGan, Karen Staley, and Kim Usey
Last Update: September 28, 2013
Available in: Microsoft PowerPoint™

 

Mars Rover Judge Training Power Point

The Microsoft Power Point Presentation from the Judge Training Briefing, 2009
By: Holly Smith, Edgar Bering, Sandy Peck, Chad GoGan and Jim Rice
Last Update: January 23, 2009
Available in: Microsoft PowerPoint™



Publications:


AIAA 43rd Aerospace Science Meeting, Reno, January 2005

The paper is available for Microsoft Word™ and Adobe Acrobat™. The corresponding slide show is available for Microsoft PowerPoint™.


American Geophysical Union 2005 Spring Assembly

The Poster is available as two zipped Microsoft PowerPoint™ Documents.



Curriculum and Teaching Resources



Documents for Celebration Organizers


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Copyright 2003-2014, University of Houston, Edgar Bering, Andrew Kapral, Ken Nieser, Elana Slagle, and Holly Smith. K-12 school teachers may reproduce these materials as needed for teaching purposes. All other rights reserved.
For problems or questions regarding this web contact [eabering@uh.edu].
Last updated: May 16, 2013.

2014 Mars Rover Celebration