This is a lesson about using evidence to construct sequences of geologic events. Learners will interpret real NASA science data to identify features on the surface of Mars, determine the surface history of the area, calculate the size of features, and develope investigable questions. Students will study images taken by NASA's Mars Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) camera orbiting Mars. Students will use the THEMIS images to analyze the surface features and geological history of Mars. The lesson models scientific inquiry using the 5E instructional model and includes teacher notes and vocabulary.


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    Space Science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Middle School,NSDL,Upper Elementary,Planetary Science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,High School,Grade 5,Earth and space science:Solar system:Planetary geology,Geoscience,The nature of science:The scientific process,History/Policy/Law,Elementary School,Space science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123926062T,Mars Exploration Program,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Geologic processes,Visual analysis,NSTA2013,History of science



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