Mars Through Time
July 8–11, 2014
Presented at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, the University of New Mexico
Who: In-service and pre-service high school science teachers
What: A free, four day professional development training focusing on the nature and process of science, Mars science and Mars exploration
Where: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Mars Through Time is a four day, high school teacher professional development training focusing on Mars science and exploration and the nature and process of science. Participants explore the relationship between technology and science using the history of Mars exploration as an example. Participants also learn about and discuss the nature and process of science with each other and invited speakers. Registration is free. Travel stipends are available for select participants based on need.
The workshop will:
- Provide hands-on, standards-aligned classroom resources that allow you to bridge content
from Mars to the Earth and address a variety of Nature of Science and science process skills
- Provide tools to address student misconceptions
- Incorporate authentic inquiry experiences for your students
- Nature of Science: The relationship between science and technology
- Nature of Science: Science is a human endeavor
- Practice of Science: Engaging in argument from evidence
- Practice of Science: Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
- Earth-Mars comparisons
- Martian geology
- Past, present, and future missions to Mars
View materials and resources from the 2013 Mars Revealed training here.
Workshop registration is free.
Travel stipends are available to select participants based on need.
All participants will receive a certificate for professional development hours.
Classroom resources will be provided.
For more information, contact
This workshop is supported by the ChemCam instrument onboard the Curiosity rover, the Lunar and Planetary Institute,