How Curiosity Got Us to Mars

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Love the pun, "How Curiosity got us to Mars!" Curiosity is the desire to learn or know, and it is also the name of the rover that landed on Mars in 2012. Mohawk-sporting Bobak Ferdowsi, a NASA engineer also discusses how and why we study Mars. He provides facts about the rover and supports his brief lecture using PowerPoint slides. This would make a pertinent and current addition to your unit on space exploration or on Mars.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Current event
  • A relatable scientist that inspires youth
  • Comprehension questions
  • Links to related material
Cons

  • Mostly lecture