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NEON Webinar / DLN Webcast Simulcast: Mars vs. Earth Comparisons PDF Print E-mail
Written by Laurie Ruberg   
Monday, 03 December 2012 00:00
Mars and Earth Compared: Life on Other Worlds?
When: December 4, 2012: 5 - 6 p.m. EDT (4:00-5:00pm CST)MSL MarsMedImage
Where:For interactive participation in this webinar, please go to the below website and register as a “guest” at Or view live via USTREAM at www.nasatalkcom.
Who: Grades 4th -12th Teachers and Students

Is there life on Mars? Could it have existed? How do Mars features compare with those found on Earth? These are the important questions explored in this webshop. NASA’s Curiosity rover, other missions, education resources and curriculum will be the focus to model classroom activities and teaching strategies guiding participants on a journey to better understand life on Earth and the possibilities of life on Mars.
Students are welcome to join you.

Get ready for this webinar by accessing images like the one at left that illustrate Curiosity's movement across the surface of Mars. The map (at left) shows where NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has driven since landing at a site subsequently named "Bradbury Landing," and traveling to an overlook position near beside "Point Lake," in drives totaling 1,703 feet (519 meters). Read more at Curiosity Rover's Traverse, August through November 2012.

View more about the Mars Curiosity Rover at these locations: NASA Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples, LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Robotics, Mars Curosity Rover, NASATalk NXT Tweetup.
You can also get ready for the Mars and Earth Comparisons webinar by Connecting with NASA Digital Learning Network, or by learning about NASA Aerospace Education Specialist Presenter: Steve Culivan.

View the USTREAM video and use the chat area below to participate in this live event.

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The NASA Teaching from Space Office seeks educators to experience microgravity. The Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center is pleased to announce a Microgravity eXperience for the K-12 education community. Teaching From Space (TFS), a NASA Education office, is seeking high quality applications from teams of K-12 educators who desire to participate in the MicroGravity eXperience (Micro GX) offered through a joint project between NASA Johnson Space Center's (JSC) Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program and TFS. Read more on Dynae Fullwood's Blog...
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 December 2012 12:58