Youth learn how we explore other planets and moons remotely by:
- Engineering a remote sensing device with basic materials (Engineering Activities P1-A6);
- Exploring actual data from Mars to find out what landforms, terrain, and minerals are there (Science Activities PS1-S3);
- Choosing a landing site for a future rover (Science Activity S4).
Step 1: Become Familiar with the Educator Guides and Materials
Be sure to read the front matter of the guides, plan your teaching schedule, and check the materials in your kit.
- Engineering Educator Guide and Student Journal.
- Science Educator Guide and Student Journal.
- Check your materials kit with the kit’s content list.
Resources for each activity can be found on the Activity Thumbnails shown in step 2 below. You may also want to review and bookmark the Remote Sensing Master Resource Page, which has all digital resources for this unit.
Step 2: Get Ready to Teach - Select the Activity Thumbnails Below to Access Educator Videos, Quick Tips, and Digital Resources
Step 3: Additional Resources for Family Connections, Vocabulary, and Facilitating Engineering and Science Activities
We have a few other resources to help you connect with families and communities, access science and engineering vocabulary, better navigate the educator guide. Here are some quick links to those resources:
- Family Connections Resources
- Remote Sensing Vocabulary Glossary
- Educator Guide Front Matter
Step 4: Going Beyond
Got youth hooked on STEM and space science? Try these endless connections:
Interested in becoming a planetary science educator?
- participate in PLANETS professional development and research;
- attend a conference; or
- pursue other amazing opportunities offered through NASA.