Phoenix Mars Lander

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General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Computers for Students, Internet Connection, LCD Projector
Instructional Time: 3 Hour(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: mars, space, exploration, Phoenix Mars Lander, NASA, life, qualities of life, discovery, water, universe, extraterrestrial life, probe
Instructional Component Type(s): Teaching Idea Video/Audio/Animation
Instructional Design Framework(s): Structured Inquiry (Level 2), Learning Cycle (e.g., 5E)
Resource Collection: General Collection

Aligned Standards

This vetted resource aligns to concepts or skills in these benchmarks.

Aligned Access Points

This vetted resource aligns to concepts or skills in these access points.

SC.8.E.5.In.7
Compare conditions on other planets in the Solar System to those on Earth, such as gravity, temperature, and atmosphere.

SC.8.E.5.Su.6
Recognize that conditions on other planets in the Solar System are different than those on Earth.

SC.8.E.5.In.11
Identify technology used by scientists to locate, view, and study objects in space.

SC.8.E.5.Su.8
Recognize that scientists use special tools to examine objects in space.

SC.8.N.1.Pa.2
Recognize science as a way to solve problems about the natural world.

SC.8.N.1.In.4
Identify that the process used in scientific investigations involves asking a research question, forming a hypothesis, reviewing what is already known, collecting evidence through observations or experiments, determining results, and reaching conclusions.

SC.8.N.1.Su.4
Recognize that the basic process used in scientific investigations involves questioning, observing, and recording and sharing results.

SC.8.N.4.In.1
Identify ways that science processes can be used to make informed decisions in the community, state, and nation.

SC.8.N.4.Su.1
Recognize that science processes can be used to help people in the community and state make wise choices.

SC.8.N.4.Pa.1
Recognize a way science is used in the community.

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