space science and engineering

Exploration Mars with NASA

Extend learning with these resources.

Pre- and post-visit activities

Roles and Manifest (DOC)
Group students together in teams for the Mission to Mars program.

STEM Activity (ZIP)
Students will learn the importance of teamwork, what STEM means and will create a collage that illustrates their understanding of STEM.

NASA Space Centers (ZIP)
Students will learn about the NASA Space Center that will participate in their mission and the scientists and engineers who work there. In preparation for their mission, students will hold a mock video conference and make note cards with questions for the NASA experts. Please bring these cards to your mission!

Comparing Mars and Earth (ZIP)
Students will compare and contrast the characteristics of Mars and Earth using Google Earth.

Exploring NASA Careers (ZIP)
Students will explore various careers at NASA and in STEM-related fields. At the end of this lesson, students will be able to create and plan a career path.

Additional resources

Mars Exploration Program

Mars Science Laboratory

Mars Exploration Rover Mission

Mars for Educators

Be a Martian


NASA Digital Learning Network

Eyes on the Solar System 3D Simulation

Phoenix Mars Mission Activities

NASA videos

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Museum connections 

Henry Crown Space Center

Career connections

Marshall Space Flight Center

Jet Propulsion Laboratory