Live From Mars was active July 1996-December 1997.
Adri Serrata's journal entry
Today we made a model of the solar system. Too bad we did not get to Jupiter. At least we got to Mars. When we were going to Jupiter, well trying to get to Jupiter Rossi was dancing and Chris said "A planet is moving." He said that because Rossi was a planet, Earth. We read more on our books Mr. Rowan gave us and got a lot of glossary words. Last of all we made little planets and we were suppose to finish but I did not get to.
Today I finished coloring and pasting my planets to a sheet of my journal. We had a lot of fun playing with the computer programs about the planets. On the computer I was on I could see little films about the nine planets. On Mars I got to see the texture which I had never seen. I never knew that Mars texture had many craters. Venus had a texture that nobody could see because of I think thick clouds. Then one of NASA's missions found out that the texture was with lava. I soon got bored of this because I had seen all of the films. So I went to the computer Karla was at. We both saw a rhyme with all of the planets' first letters in order.
It went like this: My very elegant mother just sat upon nine porcupines. My mom told me one too-- it goes like this: My very elegant mother just served us nine pizzas.
Roxanna Muniz's journal entry
More Fun Stuff........ 10-24-96
Well today was not as fun as when we did the planet activity. WELL, I had a sort of better time looking through a cd that Mr. Rowan went to a Live From Mars conference in Washington D.C. Mr. Rowan was one of the two teachers chosen from Texas to go. The name of the cd was Mars Navigator by JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
I got to see some movies about the Pathfinder Missions. I met the workers and the workers always said a little bit about themselves. I also read about missions before like the Viking. I thought there wasn't much to learn about space but I was proven wrong. There are so many things to be learned about space.
Lee Alonzo's journal entry
So we all walked outside and in our Mars Exploration Booklet it said how far the planets are from each other. And we figured out that the planets are so far away that walking our whole campus is not even half way to Jupiter! That really suprised me.
And yesterday we used our computers and Mr. Rowan put a disk in called JPL Mars Navigator. On that disk we saw and heard a short movie of a rocket launch on the computer. That is some of the stuff we did in the past three weeks.