Artist concept of the InSight lander on Mars


Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


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!