K-12 Education Outreach Program Initiated by a University Research Team for the Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer Project

Edgett, Kenneth Scott and Christensen, Philip Russel (1996) K-12 Education Outreach Program Initiated by a University Research Team for the Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer Project. Journal of Geoscience Education, 44 (2). ISSN 1089-9995

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Abstract

The Arizona Mars K-12 Education Program provides opportunities for direct interaction between K-12 teachers, students, and the scientists and engineers who are involved with the Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Pathfinder missions. The program was initiated by a graduate student and university professor, and provides a model for other research teams considering K-12 education outreach efforts. The program has evolved with changes in U.S. Mars exploration plans, from Mars Observer's loss through the present effort. The main activities of the program include K-12 student visits to the Mars facility at the university, K-12 teacher workshops, newsletters, classroom visits, resource guides, and Mars education information on the Internet. University research teams should take advantage of existing resources and teacher networks when planning to start a K-12 education outreach program.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 12:42
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 12:42
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/2153

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