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Other

Description:

In this activity, learners analyze a fictionalized report of life on Mars, based on a real NASA satellite photo, and explore how to separate scientific fact from fiction. Learners practice using critical thinking to tell the difference between science and pseudoscience, and discover the role of photography—and its accurate, fact-based interpretation—in the study of planets beyond Earth. This activity can be found on pages 6-7 of the activity guide.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

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Language:

English

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