Homeschooler, Megan Gilliland, writes a review about Live from Mars
Live From Mars.... (Part I - the Web site)
- 4/12/97 Megan Gilliland
You're probably wondering if NASA has any pages on the Internet that
can help you, your kids, or your students out by giving you information
that you need/want about Mars. The Live From Mars Page is the perfect place to go to
find out information about Mars, get your questions answered, and much
The Live From Mars page is an especially great site for teachers. If
their students have any questions, they can either get them answered by
going to one of the chats and asking one of the scientists their question,
or they can do it by sending their question in using e-mail. There is also
a "Student Stumpers" page where the students can make riddles for the
other students to solve. But, these are not all the sites NASA offers
through LFM for teachers and students. Most of LFM is for teachers and
students, but it can be a great site to visit even if you AREN'T a teacher
Through this site, you can also subscribe to the updated lfm e-mail
list. This is a weekly newsletter that keeps you updated on the latest
in LFM. It also gives you information about upcoming chats.
Two other great pages on LFM are the "Photo Gallery" and the "Live
Video" site. In the "Photo Gallery" you can find just about any Mars
picture you are looking for - a GREAT place to go. In the "Live Video"
page you can find the schedule for upcoming LFM broadcasts and order those
Under "Mars Team" you'll find "Field Journals" that the Mars Team
wrote. This is a great place to go if you want to find out about the Mars
Team - and learn a little bit about what they do.
There are also other great pages on LFM that I will review also in the
next month or two. So, in the meantime, jump in your Space Ship and fly
right over to Live From Mars (link) and check it out!
Over the next month or two, we will be running the Live From Mars
series of articles which will include information about the weekly chats
that they have on their site, and what the school projects are that are
connected with the LFM program. This series should be three or four parts
posted every three weeks or so. Stay tuned for more....
The author, Megan Gilliland-House, is a 13-year-old homeschooler in
Illinois, is an aspiring astronaut, accomplished pianist and violinist,
and is a volunteer Smart Filter for NASA's Live From Mars and other