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Mars Survival Kit: Lessons and Activities to Guide Your Exploration of Mars!
The Mars Survival Kit is a collection of educational activities for students in grades K-12. Each educational activity includes a brief description, as well as information about how the activities and lessons align to the Next Generation Science Standards.

The Vanishing Sun: Eclipse Tales from Around the World
This set of a dozen multi-cultural eclipse folktales were recorded for a variety of ages and audiences by professional storytellers Cassandra Wye and Fran Stallings at the request of the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

Visualizing Earth Systems
Explore human interaction with the natural world through "Visualizing Earth Systems," a recent addition to the Earth Science Week website. The page links you to dozens of recommended visualizations dealing with energy, climate, minerals, water, hazards, and other topics linked to humanity's relationship with the planet.

Real World: Earth Systems
Check out video segments that connect classroom mathematics to current careers and innovations designed for students to develop an appreciation for mathematics through real-world problem-solving.

Easy Citizen Science for Your Audiences
Want to be a citizen Earth scientist? Join GLOBE Observer, download the app and use it to observe the environment wherever you are. Submit your observations and help students of all ages do real scientific research as part of the GLOBE Program.

Totality by Big Kid Science
Want to witness the coast-to-coast solar eclipse of 2017? Totality by Big Kid Science is the FREE app that will tell you when, where, and what you’ll see on eclipse day. The cool iTunes app offers an interactive map to show the eclipse circumstances at any location, along with buttons that use GPS to show you the circumstances at your current location and to identify the nearest location that is on the centerline of the totality path.

Make Ultraviolet Handprint Art
Make handprint art using ultraviolet light! In this cool activity, see how sunscreen can be used to block the sun’s ultraviolet light rays.

Eclipse Resources for the Classroom
Looking for educational resources to help you teach about the August 21st, 2017 solar eclipse? WGBH put together a folder of materials that includes a teacher toolkit to support educators in planning and integrating the eclipse into the classroom.

LPI Augmented Reality App
LPI has an "augmented reality" app you can use to take an interactive tour of the asteroid belt, the Moon, Mars, Saturn, Pluto, and Europa. Launch the "lunar and planetARy" app, and point your camera at an interactive poster (available online for you to print or show on a screen). Available through Google Play or App Store.