Did you watch the Mars rover landing last week? What a phenomenal accomplishment! As a Texan who has been weathering the storm (pun intended), so many of us needed something positive to read about for a change.
So I'm dedicating this week on MommyMaestra to space. Today, I'm starting with Mars!
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The landing of Perseverance rover on Mars
For older students:
- Watch the rover landing here on the NASA Mars Mission website.
- Here's another NASA site dedicated to the rover.
- SpacePlace has the latest from NASA for young children.
Lesson Plans about Mars
- NASA (again) has the best lesson plans and curriculum supplements for Mars
- Arizona State University also has some great lesson plans for K - 12
- MENSA for Kids has these five lessons for upper elementary students (3rd - 5th)
- Teach Engineering has the following STEM lesson plans for middle schoolers (6th - 8th)
- Lesson: The Amazing Red Planet
- Unit: Mission to Mars
- PBS NEWSHOUR EXTRA has this for high school students (9th - 12th) :: Lesson plan: How inventions will land humans on Mars
For older students from TED-Ed:
- Could we actually live on Mars? - Mari Foroutan
- Sending a sundial to Mars - Bill Nye
- Why we need to go back to Mars - Joel Levine
- The Exploration and Colonization of Mars: Why Mars? Why Humans? - Dr. Joel Levine
- How Curiosity got us to Mars - Bobak Ferdowsi
- All About Mars: Astronomy and Space for Kids :: FreeSchool
- Mars 101 :: National Geographic (shown above)
- Science Trek - Mars :: PBS
- Marte, el planeta rojo - El Sistema Solar en 3D para niños
- Mission to Mars: Perseverance Rover Interactive Notebook - Distance Learning :: STEM Printables
- Learn About the 2020 Mars Mission for Kids :: Woo! Jr.
- Coloring page of inner core :: Enchanted Learning
- Mars Word Search :: MommyMaestra
- Watercolor & Oil Pastel: Planet Mars for Kids :: 3 Dinosaurs
- COFFEE FILTER PLANETS SPACE CRAFT FOR KIDS :: Fun-a-Day
- Summer Special: Edible Mars Rover :: Library Makers