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Educational Activities

A Tale of Two Deserts - Una Historia de Dos Desiertos
[English Version]
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Teacher-friendly standards-based exercises comparing desert landforms on Earth and Mars. Hands-on modeling component included.
[En Español]
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Ejercicios, fáciles de implementar en clase, que comparan formas de relieve en la Tierra y en Marte. ¡Incluye un componente para crear un modelo!

Europa Geology Jigsaw Puzzle - El Rompecabezas de la Geología de Europa
[English HTML|English PDF]
Grade Level: 5 - High School
This activity introduces students to one of the moons of Jupiter (Europa) and how its icy crust has been broken apart.
[Español HTML|Español PDF]
Grade Level: 5 - High School
Esta actividad incluye varios ejercicios diseñados para que los alumnos conozcan una de las lunas de Júpiter (Europa) y cómo su corteza helada está fragmentada.

Flexing Muscles and Moons - Flexionando Músculos y Lunas
[English HTML|English PDF]
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Students calculate the difference in gravity across Io, and then model the tug-of-war heating (a process called 'tidal flexing') by repeatedly squeezing a rubber ball. Students then act out the inner structures of Io and Europa.
[Español HTML|Español PDF]
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Los alumnos calculan la diferencia de gravedad a través de Io, y después modelan el calentamiento por fricción (un proceso llamado 'flexuramiento de mareas') exprimiendo una pelota de goma. Los estudiantes luego estudian las estructuras internas de Io y Europa.
Lava Layering - Capas de Lava
[English HTML|English PDF]
Grade Level: 4 - High School
Learn how lava flows can form through multiple eruptions.
[Español HTML|Español PDF]
Grade Level: 4 - High School
Aprende cómo los flujos de lava se forman a partir de múltiples erupciones.

Life on Europa?
[English HTML]
Grade Level: 2 - 5
A game of chance involving gathering the ingredients necessary for life as we know it.

Mars Pathfinder Rover Exercise - Ejercicio con el Rover del Mars Pathfinder
[English] - Coming Soon!
Grade Level:
Through hands-on experience, students explore the concepts of remote rover operation and communication.
[Español PDF]
Grade Level:
A través de una experiencia didáctica, los alumnos emploran los conceptos de operaciín y comunicación remota de vehículos.

Mission to Jupiter
[English: HTML]
Grade Level: 4 - High School
Computer based "field-trip" in which participants are part of a space mission, from planning to data analysis.

Mission to Mars
[English: HTML] - Coming Soon!
Grade Level: 7 - 10
An electronic field trip intoducing students to the varied geology and surface processes of Mars through comparisons with Earth and other planets.

Planetary Geology: A Teachers Guide with Activities
[English PDF]
Grade Level: K - College
A NASA workbook for K-12 through college students.

Planetary Geology of Arizona Educational Guidebook
[English HTML]
Grade Level: 4 - College
A guide to some of the resources available for exploring planetary science in Arizona.

Pudding Volcanism: Exploring Lava Flows
[English PDF]
Grade Level: Middle School
This activity explores how different properties of lava flows can control the size and shape of volcanoes.

Returning Pictures from Space
[English HTML|English PDF]
Grade Level: 5 - High School
Students learn how images are created and returned to Earth, and then apply the concepts to interpret pictures of Jupiter returned from the Galileo spacecraft.
[Español HTML|Español PDF]
Grade Level: 5 - High School
Students learn how images are created and returned to Earth, and then apply the concepts to interpret pictures of Jupiter returned from the Galileo spacecraft.

Volcanoes on Io
[English PDF]
Grade Level: Middle - High School
Volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Io are studied using images.
Worlds of Fire
[English HTML]
 
 


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