Launching a mission to mars


Saturday, January 13, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

Target Audience:

Teachers for grades 7-12


Update: Dec. 14, 2017 – This workshop is full. See below for online lessons and resources related to this workshop.

One of the recurring questions teachers get is, "When are we going to use this in real life?" In this session, we explore classroom lessons aligned to Common Core Math and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that answer that question in exciting ways and get students engaged. We'll explore virtual reality, JPL missions and how space science can enrich the content in your class to get students excited about math.

  • This workshop is not available online; you must physically be present to participate
  • This workshop is limited to educators at U.S.-based institutions and organizations

Questions? Call the Educator Resource Center at 818-393-5917

Can't attend the workshop? Explore these standards-aligned activities on our website!

  • Let's Go to Mars (Grades 9-12) – This lesson has students use geometry to determine the distance travelled by a satellite as it moves from Earth to Mars.
  • Powering Through the Solar System with Exponents (Grades 6-8) – How much light gets to distant planets? Learn how light and energy is distributed through space using math.