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Learning Labs

space science and engineering

Mission to Mars: Living in Space

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.

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.jpl.nasa.gov

Mars Science Laboratory
mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl

Mars Exploration Rover Mission
mars.nasa.gov/mer/home/index.html

Mars for Educators 
mars.jpl.nasa.gov/participate/marsforeducators/

Museum connections 

Henry Crown Space Center

Career connections

Working for NASA
https://nasa.gov/careers