Live From Mars was active July 1996-December 1997.
Welcome to the Live From Mars site!
This page is designed to help you navigate our extensive resources and
assist your efforts in locating key information within our site. Our
electronic field trip, Live From Mars, is active during the 1997-1998
school year and presents opportunities for educators to incorporate
- Live televised events
- Print curriculum support materials
- Online web-based resources
You will find essential information about all three components within this
TOUR. Our web site is composed of three types of resources: INFORMATIONAL,
INTERACTIVE, and COLLABORATIVE and SHARING.
STEP ONE: INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES --- Getting BACKGROUND INFORMATION!
If you need background details about LIVE FROM MARS, these links will
help you find the KEY information:
STEP TW0: INTERACTIVE RESOURCES --- Getting you and your students
- Visit the WELCOME to
LIVE FROM MARS and find background
information about this project, how to implement electronic
field trips in your classroom, how to order the Live From
Mars Teacher's Guide or Kit, and how to receive weekly update
newsletters via email.
- Access the Live From Mars Teacher's Guide (lessons,
activities, etc.). It is found in both text and Adobe Acrobat format here!
- The live telecasts are a
centerpiece of our project. You
will find all the logistical details to help you access the
program overviews, and PBS coverage.
- Find out about the Mars
Mission Team, who they are, why
they selected their career, what specific role they play,
and the challenges they face.
- Life on Mars and
other interesting Mars-related articles
will provide you and your students with lots of ideas for
- Share these exciting IMAGES with your students -- you will
find images from past, present, and current missions as well
as Mars images from the Hubble Space Telescope!
- Visit the Mars-related
web links to the Mars Pathfinder, Mars Global
Surveyor, Mars '96, Mars Together, and more!
- Do your students have questions about Mars? They can
submit those questions and receive answers from the experts through our Ask the Mars Team
service. Tips for asking good questions and the logistics of how
them are found here.
- Teachers need to collaborate, share resources, ideas,
and concerns. We
have the perfect e-mail
forum for finding lots of support and
discuss-lfm. You can access our archive of postings and even
via the web.
provides a unique opportunity to enhance your students
and your own involvement in Live From Mars. Details on weekly
WebChats with experts are listed.
- Students will enjoy participating in our Weekly Challenge
which test their super sleuth skills. These brain teasers about
will have your students thinking about some very unique science
and using their higher level thinking skills. Winners are
STEP THREE: COLLABORATIVE and SHARING RESOURCES -- Expand and enrich your
- An exciting online activity, The Planet Explorer Toolkit,
will have your
students engaged as "planetary scientists" through research, class
debate, data collection and sharing via the web. Don't miss this
activity which will feature online experts and "Where In the World
is This Mystery Site?" competition.
- Students are invited to compose their own "Challenge
Questions" and pose
them for other kids to solve. Check out Student Stumpers and have
- Kid's Corner provides a
showcase for student-generated work and
Live From Mars classroom activities. Find out how much fun other
are having as they participate in LFM lessons, build balloon
turn their classroom into a Martian landscape, and explore the LFM
We would like your feedback! If there are ways to improve this TOUR or if
you have questions about the Live From Mars project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.