NASA at Home: "Mars 2020 - Perseverance"
Episode 3: Learn about the 4th planet from the Sun, sending spacecraft to Mars, and the newest Mars rover, Perseverance. This episode includes hands-on activities students can try at home with materials from around the house. Developed for students in grades 4-7.
Produced by NASA Langley Office of STEM Engagement and presented by VPM.
Virginia Standards of Learning:
- 5.3 Newton's Laws of Motion
- 6.2 The student will investigate and understand basic sources of energy, their origins, transformations, and uses. Key concepts include:
- c) nonrenewable energy sources (fossil fuels including petroleum, natural gas, and coal)
- e) energy transformations (heat/light to mechanical, chemical, and electrical energy).
- 6.8 The student will investigate and understand the organization of the solar system and the relationships among the various bodies that comprise it. Key concepts include:
- c) the role of gravity.
- d) revolution and rotation.
- SEPs Science and Engineering Practices: Design Process is addressed in the .1 standards at all grade levels.
- E.2 Earth Science covers the reasons for space travel and the NASA program.