From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Geoff Holt)
Subject: Mission to Mars website!
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 12:48:07 -0600
Fellow LFM teachers and students, I'd like to share a new resource with you which is directly related to what we're doing with the Live From Mars project. It's a website entitled MISSION TO MARS. At this site, the user can learn about Mars and space exploration, and then design their own space probe mission to search for life on Mars! The site supports the user through the process of choosing the instruments they want on their probe, choosing an appropriate launch date, and selecting their landing site. Then, they launch it and follow its progress to Mars, receive the data, analyze it, and submit their "press release" which the program posts as a new web page. This site is not just another "read about" web resource. It engages the users and requires that they read and THINK. A teachers' guide to the web site is available online which provides suggestions on how you could use this site with your students. Students can work on individual missions, or you could do a single mission with each class. This website was developed by 3 high school students (one here in Madison [my student], two in Memphis) who were supervised by planetarians for the ThinkQuest contest. We hope that you enjoy it and find it to be educational. And please feel free to provide some feedback. Here's the URL for the site--have fun: http://library.advanced.org/11147/index.htm ====================================================== | GEOFF HOLT email@example.com | | WWW: http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/planetarium/ | | Madison Metropolitan School District Planetarium | | Madison, Wisconsin, USA | | Phone: 608-829-4053 FAX: 608-829-4092 | ======================================================