HANDS ON ACTIVITIES
in "PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE" don't just watch science being done-
they DO IT for themselves!
Module provides a Teacher's Guide full of hands-on activities embodying
key curriculum content and the National Science Standards.
These Modules mean teachers start with a complete "turnkey" package to ensure success in any classroom or setting.
The Teacher's Guides provide simple, practical procedures related to real-world content more EXCITING than found in any textbook.
TO THE SOLAR SYSTEM", for example, these students use graphing
and mathematics to probe the shape of objects hidden in a shoe-box, directly
paralleling the way the orbiting laser altimeter aboard Mars Global Surveyor
is mapping the previously unknown topography of the red planet.
Young "engineers" are CHALLENGED to design the best way to land a fragile payload-such as an egg-on a hard surface! After several messy trials and errors, they succeed!
These students then have a new appreciation of the technology NASA uses when the "Pathfinder" Spacecraft lands safely on Mars.
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