5 min. Introduction
15 min. Prepare Presentation
30 min. Share Out
5 min. Reflect
55 min. Total
- Revisit the PLANETS Science Series guide if it's been a week or more since you completed a Science Series activity.
- For this activity you will need Science Notebooks for each youth plus Data Packets, Landforms Glossary, Landing Ellipses, and Mineral Data Sheets for each group.
Data: Information that is collected through scientific investigation
Evidence: Information or data that supports an idea, claim, or belief
Youth combine all data to recommend the safest, most interesting landing site.
- Youth can present and share in a variety of ways. Here are some options: a list of ranked landing sites, an annotated image or drawing, or an oral or written argument.
- Emphasize how scientists must use multiple sources of evidence when making claims.
Videos Related to this Activity
Science Snippet: Build your content knowledge to help answer youth's questions.
End of Activity Science Reflection
Scientists often use multiple sources of data to make claims or decisions. Engineers and scientists work together to solve problems.
Key Take Away
We can use data gathered from remote sensing technology to recommend the safest, most interesting landing site.
Did you know?
- The Curiosity Rover sings itself "Happy Birthday" every year on August 5th. The rest of the year, Curiosity is programmed to collect and send scientific data back to earth.