K-12 Educational Resources
Doing a school project? Maybe a report? Looking for some fun and educational Mars games or activities? You'll find it here, links to many great educational web sites, most focused on Mars. If you're looking for something else that you don't see here, try searching Google for more.
- Astronomy for Kids! (http://www.dustbunny.com/afk/index.html)
- â??The Universe is a place that is vast beyond imagining, and what we will try to do is help you understand a little more about it. There are several sections to the site, but none of them takes a terribly long time to read, and all of them should be easily understood by kids of all ages. Grownups are welcome, too, as long as they promise to behave.â??
- ASU Mars Education Program (http://marsed.asu.edu/)
- A good source for materials and other resources for educators.
- ASU Mars Student Imaging Project (MSIP) (http://marsed.mars.asu.edu/msip-home)
- If you are at least a 5th grader, Get Involved with active Mars missions.
- Build a Mars Polar Lander - at home! (http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msp98/mplmodel1.html)
- â??This detailed scale model is a construction project which is probably not appropriate for people younger than about ten years of age, depending on skill and motivation. Children should have adult supervision to assemble the model. Assembly will require at least 6 hours of time and great care. Once you assemble the model, we guarantee you'll know the landed configuration of the Mars Polar Lander spacecraft very well indeed!â??
- JPL's Mars Education Program (http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/education/)
â??Join us on a journey of exploration and discovery as NASA embarks on a 10 year study of the red planet Mars!
This site is intended to be useful to students, their teachers, informal education professionals and the general public.â??
- Mars Exploration: Fun Zone! (http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/funzone_flash.html)
- Games and activities for kids of many different ages. Lots of fun, but requires Flash Player (you probably have this).
- Mars Exploration: Mars for Students (http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/classroom/students.html)
- Homework help, Create a colony on Mars, Talk to scientists, Build a Mars spacecraft, See space in detail without a telescope, and much more.
- Rock-It Science - Dry Ice Experiments (http://www.rockitscience.com/datasheets/index.htm)
- â??Dry ice is frozen Carbon Dioxide. Most of us are familiar with Carbon Dioxide in its gaseous state. Humans breath out gaseous Carbon Dioxide; Trees breath-in gaseous Carbon Dioxide; and Carbon Dioxide is in the bubbles in our soda pop. But Carbon Dioxide can be frozen. When it's it's frozen solid, it's called dry ice and it's really cold....-109 degrees Fahrenheit (-80 degrees Celcius) to be exact.â??
- Space and Science Study Guide (http://www.onlineschools.org/resources/space-science-for-kids/)
- Astronomy takes a close look at the planets, stars, comets, meteors, and other objects found in outer space.
- Space Today - Exploring Mars - Mars Ice (http://www.spacetoday.org/SolSys/Mars/MarsThePlanet/MarsIce.html)
â??A New Era of Red Planet Exploration: What We Know About Mars And How We Know It.â??
A good source of information on both the planet Mars and Mars exploration.
- StarDate-Online: Mars (http://www.stardate.org/resources/ssguide/mars.html)
- â??StarDate is the public education and outreach arm of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory. Our English and Spanish radio programs air daily on more than 500 stations. And our popular bimonthly astronomy magazine is the perfect skywatching companion for amateur astronomers or anyone interested in celestial events and space exploration. We also offer astronomy resources to teachers, the media, and the public.â??