OPPORTUNITY: SEND QUESTIONS FOR LFM BROADCAST


From: PHaddon@aol.com
Subject: OPPORTUNITY: SEND QUESTIONS FOR LFM BROADCAST
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 06:58:57 -0500 (EST)


Dear educators,

Student interactivity is an important component of each PTK electronic field
trip. This may be achieved in a variety of ways:
*  by being a direct uplink site during a broadcast; [PRETTY COMPLEX!]
*  by participating in webchats and CU-SeeMe conferences; [NOT SO HARD]
*  by emailing questions to scientists via
<<question-lfm@quest.arc.nasa.gov>> before and after the broadcasts; [EASY]
and,
*  by emailing questions DURING the broadcast via
<<onair-lfm@quest.arc.nasa.gov>>. [EASY!]

For the LIVE FROM MARS broadcast on Thursday, November 13th, we MAY have time
to feature some student questions that are submitted BEFORE the broadcast.
[This may especially appeal to those of you who plan to tape the broadcast
and view at a later date.]

We are looking for student questions that relate directly to the themes
covered by the broadcast:

*  Mars Global Surveyor

YOU MAY WANT TO REVIEW THE LATEST PLAN FOR AN EXTENDED AEROBRAKING PERIOD,
GOING MUCH MORE SLOWLY THAN ORIGINALLY INTENDED, IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE SOLAR
PANEL IS NOT UNDULY STRESSED: THE JPL PRESS RELEASE OF OCTOBER 30TH
(SEE THE JPL WEB PAGES AND HTTP://WWW.JPL.NASA.GOV/MARSNEWS FOR THIS)
PROVIDES A GOOD OVERVIEW.

*  Martian weather

HOW EARTH AND MARS COMPARE? WHAT'S THE SAME AND DIFFERENT? SOMETHING RELATING
TO THE ONLINE COLLABORATIVE "WEATHER WORLDS" ACTIVITIES...

*  Mars' magnetic field

SEE LAST WEEK'S "SCIENCE NEWS" FOR AN UPDATE ON >MULTIPLE< MAGNETIC
ANOMALIES, AND ONLY A SMALL, WEEK MAGENTIC FIELD...

*  Mars Orbital Laser Altimeter (MOLA)

THE ONLY DATA FROM MOLA WAS ACQUIRED DURING THE 3RD ORBIT: SEE THE MGS WEB
SITE FOR AN EXCELLENT OVERVIEW OF RESULTS... QUESTIONS RELATING TO THE
HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES IN THE LFM TEACHER'S GUIDE WOULD BE ESPECIALLY
APPROPRIATE.

*  Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES)

PLEASE NOTE WE'LL BE COMING LIVE FROM TES CONTROL, AT ARIZONA STATE
UNIVERSITY, AS WELL AS FEATURING THE RESULTS OF THE "ROCK STARS" STUDENT
SUBMISSION OF ROCKS FROM AROUND THE U.S.!

Please email individual questions to <<phaddon@aol.com>> NO LATER THAN
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH.  Include the student's name, grade, school, town and
state.

TO ENSURE YOU GET A RESPONSE FROM NASA'S MARS TEAM EVEN IF NOT SELECTED FOR
USE ON AIR, You should also cc the question to
<<question-lfm@quest.arc.nasa.gov>>.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Pat Haddon
Passport to Knowledge

phaddon@aol.com