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Processes of Science

Mars, a Case Study

Key Learning Targets

Students will:

  • Learn that photographs can be a data source for scientific investigation and evaluation.
  • Have the opportunity to critically evaluate information from photographs, similar to the way they evaluate observations and measurements obtained through other methods.
  • Understand the nature of science.
  • Develop skills related to the practices of science and engineering in the context of the NASA Mars Rover mission.

Grade Level

Middle & High School

Classroom Connections

Earth and Space Science

Curriculum Snapshot

  • The nature and processes of science: what scientists and engineers do and how they do it
  • Using photographs to study inaccessible locations such as Mars


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