Evolving Technology, Advancing Science
July 22–26, 2013
Presented at the Lunar and Planetary Institute
with funding from the ChemCam instrument onboard the Curiosity rover
Who: High school science teachers
What: A 5 day professional development training focusing on Mars science and exploration
Where: Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX
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
- Provide the opportunity to interact with Mars scientists, including a scientist with the Curiosity rover
- 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 2012 Mars Revealed training here.
Workshop registration is free, and includes lunches.
Texas participants will receive Texas Professional Development credits
and out-of-state participants will receive a certificate of completion.
Classroom resources will be provided.
For more information, contact
This workshop is supported by the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the ChemCam instrument onboard the Mars Science Laboratory Rover