space science and engineering
Mission to Mars: Traveling to 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.
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.
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
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Henry Crown Space Center
Marshall Space Flight Center
Jet Propulsion Laboratory