Live From Mars was active July 1996-December 1997.
- Weather Worlds
challenges students to figure out what key weather measurements they think
are most important to gather on Earth, and how to obtain them by to
these data. Class plans
are posted here.
- Live interactions
with NASA experts are offered via Web chats. Also, a weekly
session is offered for teachers and others to connect
with Live From Mars staff.
- Learning Resources
are activities that help you understand more about Mars.
Introduction to Image Processing Lessons are
activities that let students manipulate real planet images,
replicating the actions of professional astronomers.
- Challenge Questions
provide a bunch of riddles about Mars and our missions there.
- Mystery on Mars engages
kids with an entertaining story in comic-strip form; more than just
fun, though, the Derby teaches students how to effectively search the
- Where in the World are
these PET Mystery Sites? The goal of this contest was to determine
the location of Mystery spots based on planetary data input.
- The Planet Explorer
Toolkit is a collaborative activity that took place during
the '96-'97 school year.
Students debated to decide on a standardized instrument kit
for sampling their local terrain. Once reaching consensus, students
used the agreed-upon tools to gather
samples, make measurements and share their data with each other.