Live From Mars was active July 1996-December 1997.

Lesson Plan

Name: Scott Coletti
Date: 6-25-97 (Wed.)

Student Population: 6/7/8 graders (on and off grade level, +/- 3 grades)

Unit Goal-Students will name geological features of Warrego Vallis on Mars, use digital image processing and analysis software in preparation to play the Mars Mystery Spot (Array) Game.

Lesson Objective-Students will use NIH Image magnifying glass to write step by step instructions and ratios as multiplication problems to analyze a Viking Orbiter image of Warrego Vallis.

Guided Practice- Student helper will be directed to go through steps 1b-2b. Students will be helped and encouraged as teacher circulates through understanding check and facilitation.

Closure- Students will be brought together as class. 10 students at a time will be allowed to get up and "schmooz" with other students, asking questions and listening to explanations. Teacher will call for the shut down of the lab 3 minutes before passing bell rings.

Independent Practice- NONE

Materials & Equipment- Access to Mac/s, Student Handout, NIH Image 1.60 or newer, Learner records printed for annotation, Image file of Warrego Vallis on Mars, Music and Video titled "Live From Mars: COUNTDOWN" OR "Live From Mars: CRUISING BETWEEN THE PLANETS" or "The Planets" by BMG", AV hardware.