When:Saturday, December 15, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where:Columbia Memorial Space Center, Downey, California
Target Audience:Teachers for grades 4-12
NASA's InSight lander and the Mars 2020 rover, currently in development at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, are posed to unveil all-new mysteries about the Red Planet. Get familiar with the processes that scientists and engineers use to design Mars missions and build a landing system to ensure the spacecraft arrive safely – all to advance our understanding of the Red Planet.
- Pre-registration is required.
- This workshop is FREE for all pre-service and fully credentialed teachers.
- Participants are required to bring in their teacher or student ID the day of the workshop.
- Lunch will be provided.
This free workshop is offered through the City of Downey Columbia Memorial Space Center, a hands-on learning center dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of science and innovation to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, in partnership with NASA/JPL Education.
Can't attend the workshop? Explore these standards-aligned lessons online!
Marsbound! Mission to the Red Planet
This board-game activity teaches students the process of design, engineering and technology for a mission to Mars.
Time 1-2 hrs
Students design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two "astronauts" when they land.
Time 30 mins - 1 hr