Grade: all
Subject: Science

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#67. Live From Mars.

Science, level: all
Posted by Bob Reap (
Live From Mars: Teachers' lounge
Teachers.Net Services, San Diego, California, USA
Concepts Taught: space, astronomy

Teachers using LFM with students should register; it only takes a few moments.

In 1996 NASA launched two missions to Mars. The Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft took off in
November and will arrive about nine months later to begin an orbital mission that will provide
detailed mapping and weather information. The Mars Pathfinder spacecraft blasted away in
December and will land on the Red Planet on July 4, 1997. Once landed, the mission plan calls
for a micro-rover named Sojourner to begin wandering the Martian terrain, returning a wealth of
new science data.

By participating in the Live from Mars project, you and your students can travel along! The
project is targeted at the middle school grade levels, but will have appeal above and below that