Teaching Space With NASA – Exploring Mars Science With the Perseverance Rover
When:Tuesday, July 7, 1-2 p.m. PDT
Target Audience:Informal and formal educators, all audiences
NASA's next rover, Perseverance, is launching to Mars this summer. Ask questions of mission team members and find out how to share the excitement with students during this virtual education workshop from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
In this one-hour live workshop, we’ll get an in-depth look at how Perseverance will explore the science of Mars, building on our understanding of the Red Planet and preparing for future human missions. Hear from JPL Systems Engineer Christina Hernandez about her work on the rover's PIXL science instrument. Get an overview of the rover's science goals and the science instruments it will use to search for signs of habitability and ancient life, collect samples and prepare for future astronauts. With a focus on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) science practices, learn how lessons and activities from JPL’s Education Office can get your students excited about Mars and Earth science, whether they are learning in a traditional classroom, summer camp or online.
Watch Online (Tuesday, July 7 at 1 p.m. PDT)
Register below for a chance to join the conversation during this live event. You do not have to register to watch – only to ask questions.
For resources related to this workshop and a list of more virtual events from JPL Education, visit the Teaching Space With NASA homepage.