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This series of learning modules is designed for adaptation in an introductory Earth science or planetary science course. The modules actively engage students through Mars remote-sensing data and Earth-based analogs to understanding Mars geology.... (View More) Interviews with planetary scientists and geologists present current issues in planetary sciences. (View Less)
In this lab, students organize into travel agencies and use Hubble images to plan the "trip of a lifetime" to ten celestial marvels that are both beautiful and instructive. The lab acquaints students with the repository of Hubble images, to get them... (View More) to think about what it would be like to visit the celestial objects, seeing them up close. The students must provide a justification for each tourist sight. These justifications must refer to the scientific importance of each site and not just to its aesthetic value. Includes instructor notes, sample answer sheets and examples. (View Less)
This is a poster about the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM), an instrument onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Learners can find out what it does and how it works. Then you can go online and start exploring the Red... (View More) Planet with real Mars data in your own classroom. (View Less)
In this online interactive, learners will explore how scientists learn about the composition of an asteroid by studying energy and neutrons that emanate from it. Includes audio (and transcription) explaining the diagram.