Live From Mars was active July 1996-December 1997.
We expect that Live From Mars will be something of a wild ride for you and
your students, just as for the spacecraft traveling to the Red Planet.
Just as in traditional field trips down here on Earth, there may be some
bumps along the way! This section of the Guide, however, is designed to
encourage your students to look back over the experiences they've shared
and the new information they've explored. Contemporary educational
research convincingly demonstrates that understanding is reinforced by the
process of articulating new information for others. We hope these
multi-dimensional, inter-disciplinary Activities suggest ways to do that
in an engaging and exciting manner rather than as a dry "course review".
These Activities should encourage students to go back to their Mars
Mission Logbooks and see their own work as a valuable resource, as they
synthesize the new facts they've mastered, digest the comments they've
heard or read from the expert scientists and engineers, and use the
research skills they've developed. Direct your students to review the
pre-assessment activity they completed as they began this journey (see p.
10)--they will be amazed at what they've accomplished!|
These three Activities also appeal to different grades, and utilize different types and levels of resources.
LFM does not expect any class to do all of these, but we are sure you and your students will benefit from an opportunity to look back over what you've learned. We also know that student work on any of these Activities will be some of the most compelling and specific evidence of what they've absorbed/retained from this unusual learning experience.
"Red Rover, Red Rover"|
Featured in LFM Program 2
will be "student drivers"...
Students design and build