Welcome to Remote Sensing! Beta Test Unit Landing Page

Remote Sensing Unit Cover image collage of a remote sensing device on a planet surface

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.

  1. Engineering Educator Guide and Student Journal.
  2. Science Educator Guide and Student Journal.
  3. 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

Engineering Activities

Science Activities

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?