How Curiosity Got Us to Mars

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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. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • A pertinent and current addition to your unit on space exploration or on Mars
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • A relatable scientist that inspires youth
  • Provides comprehension questions and links to related material
Cons