When:Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where:Von Karman Auditorium, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
Target Audience:Teachers for grades K-12 and informal educators (museums, after-school programs, etc.)
Update: Sept. 13, 2018 – This workshop is full. See below for online lessons and resources related to this workshop.
InSight, NASA's latest Mars mission, is scheduled to make its entry, descent and landing (also known as "EDL") on the Red Planet on November 26. Based on the Phoenix Mars lander design, InSight is equipped with a heat-flow probe and seismometer to investigate the Red Planet's interior as well as give scientists a better understanding of the evolution of rocky planets.
Join us at JPL to hear from an entry, descent and landing engineer for the InSight Mars lander and discover ways to bring the mission into classrooms, museums and after-school programs.
- There is no charge for this workshop, but registration is required. No walk-in participation will be allowed.
- 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!
Students modify a paper cup so it can zip down a line and drop a marble onto a target.
Time 30 mins - 1 hr
Students design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two "astronauts" when they land.
Time 30 mins - 1 hr
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
InSight Mission Website
Find out more about the InSight mission to Mars and its investigation into the evolution of rocky planets.
InSight Mission Lithograph
This free, downloadable poster features images of NASA's InSight Mars lander as well as information about the spacecraft and its science goals.