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The Red Planet

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Talia Kelly Talia Kelly 520 Points

This article was very informative. I refreshed my own memory of the visible planets. I also was not aware that a spacecraft was on it's way to Mars. I find that extremely exciting and groundbreaking. I did not know the dawn of light was the zodiacal light. Thank you so much for the tips and the information.

Julia Brodsky Julia Brodsky 195 Points

Hi Talia,

This summer, I hosted free webinars for kids on space exploration. We had an amazing lecture by Dr. Alan Treiman on the Martian rovers - you may want to take a look. 

Derek Topola Derek Topola 310 Points

I like all the resources that Martian Rovers takes me to. They are a bit lengthy but informative. I do plan to show bits and pieces if some of them. Either as supplemental resources or to have my students watch them while they fill out an organizer. On said organizer I will have specific time stamps, so they know where to start and stop.

Mario Segura Mario Segura 375 Points

The planet Mars has always been an interest to many people, including me. What can we find there if we actually could walk and explore the planet? Very interesting planet. 

Andrew Fraknoi Andrew Fraknoi 730 Points

One way to illustrate what it would be like on Mars is through science fiction.  The people who made the movie 'The Martian' had help from NASA to make their sets as reealistic as possible.  

I am a retired astronomer, and I keep a web-based list of science fiction stories that are based on good astronomy.  You could perhaps read aloud to the students from some of the Mars stories.  The list is at: 

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