Mars for Educators
Robotics activities are available. Download the activity summaries (PDF, 1.33 MB) or the full activity set (PDF, 1.08 MB).
The Mars Curriculum Modules are designed to help bring the topic of Mars into your 4th through 12th grade classrooms.
- Students learn how sediment, landforms and drainage patterns provide clues about a planet's geologic history.
- Students investigate the formation of Mars' 3000-mile-long valley.
- Can water exist on Mars Today?
NASA Resources and Educational Programs
- Robotics Alliance Project - Robots are a great way to inspire students to learn about math, science, and technology. Enjoy robots in the classroom or find out how students can participate in robotics competitions and other events.
- Learn to study Mars like a scientist.
- This Directory is a convenient way to find NASA space science products for use in classrooms, science museums, planetariums and other settings.
- NASA SpaceLink Mars Educational Materials
- This is the Mars section of NASA's primary site for educators and their students. Bookmark http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html as your source of NASA educational materials.
- NASA CORE (Central Operation of Resources for Educators)
- This site offers Mars-related audio-visual materials. See Central Operation of Resources for Educators for other resources.
Educational Sites Created by Mars Missions and Instruments
What is Mars' weather today?
The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover is on Mars and is sending back nearly daily martian weather reports from the surface.
See weather report >>
How deep are Mars' valleys and how high are its mountains?
The Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter on Mars Global Surveyor
from NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center is mapping the ups and downs of Mars' surface.
What can we learn from Mars' magnetic field?
The Magnetometer/Electron Reflectometer
team on Mars Global Surveyor at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center can tell you.
What's Mars made of?
The Thermal Emission Spectrometer
Thermal Emission Spectrometer on Mars Global Surveyor is finding out! Visit their educational website at Arizona State University.