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Free Printable Mars Rover Curiosity Lesson Plans

The 2015 movie "The Martian" gave viewers startling first-hand experiences with life on Mars. Since the NASA Curiosity Mars rover landed on the red planet August 5, 2012, it's been busily gathering data and reporting back to Earth. And Earthlings are fascinated by the thought of life on Mars and the findings of the NASA Curiosity Mars Rover. Here are free printable Mars rover lesson plans. Educators and homeschool families, use these Curiosity Rover lesson plans to teach kids about astronomy, earth science, the solar system outer space travel and NASA. You could even have a Mars rover party. Use these NASA Mars Curiosity rover lesson plans to create inspiring, engaging earth science lesson plans.
Blast over to the Mars Science Laboratory. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) operates the NASA Curiosity Mars Rover via its Jet Propulsion Lab at the California Institute of Technology. This is NASA Curiosity Rover's social media homepage. Friend and follow the Mars Curiosity rover and its mission. Lesson plans and videos demonstrate the rover's specs, mechanical functioning and capabilities. Explore the red planet using an interactive virtual 3D Mars rover. "Friend" a Martian (human who works on Mars) and get first-hand updates and images from space.
Man a mission to NASA Mars for Kids. For cool free printable Mars rover activities and Mars party games, check here. Children can engage with NASA Curiosity Mars Rover, send postcards to Spirit Rover (the older Mars rover) and ask questions of scientists. Kids can pretend to be a Martian, play astronomy games, try exploration simulations and learn rover vocabulary. There's a space weight calculation tool, too. Kids will love connecting with the Mars Rover, astronauts, space exploration and earth science in a personal way.
Planet hop to Mars for Students to give your Mars party an educational twist with these interactive astronomy lesson plans. Using these free printable earth science activities, kids practice scientific method by collecting data, creating graphs and charts and analyzing rover findings. Click links for free printable 3D paper models to assemble. There are models for the Mars Pathfinder, Odyssey, Global Surveyor and Phoenix Mars Lander. These activities provide visual aids for space lessons. Students get hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) experience in vehicle design.

For the nuts and bolts on outer space travel, teachers and homeschool parents can fly by NASAMars for Educators for a plethora of free printable Mars rover science activities. lesson plans and web resources. There are activities for grades K-12. My personal favorite is the printable "Mars Activities" booklet from NASA and Arizona State University. You get 128 pages of math lessons, 3D geometric shapes, paper models, science games and quizzes. Lessons can be fun, but teachers still have to follow state guidelines. Happily, all the Mars rover lessons correlate to national educational objectives and outcomes for easier tracking. Ramp up dull science lessons with Mars party activities, compliments of the NASA Curiosity rover!

Free Printable Star Charts, Constellation Maps for Astronomy, Earth Science

Hubble Space Telescope celebrates her 25th birthday April 24, which is also Arbor Day. Earth science and astronomy are fascinating subjects to teach kids. Children can enjoy stargazing anywhere and everywhere and it costs nothing. Looking for free printable star charts and constellation patterns to teach kids about space science? Here's a galaxy of astronomy diagrams, star charts, constellations patterns and night sky maps.
SFA Observatory offers free printable star charts divided by region of the sky. Each constellation is labeled with Latin name and star shape. There's a handy guide to help stargazers orient themselves and their telescope for best viewing.
Kids Astronomy has a free printable night sky map and star chart that can be customized by date and time. Kids Astronomy has entire interactive webpage for kids. Look for free printable earth science lessons, night sky activities, star charts and astronomy games. Homeschoolers and teachers, be sure to visit the educator resource page for free printable astronomy coloring pages, solar system vocabulary lessons and space science worksheets.
Sky Maps has free printable night sky maps based on latitude and hemisphere. Each month, users are sent a new edition of the sky maps reflecting the current month's constellations. Classroom, Jr.has printable constellation charts for Sagittarius, Virgo, Scorpio and Libra. Check this website for scads of free Earth Day printables.
NASA Space Place is an interactive astronomy website for children from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Kids can learn to make their own paper-folded star finder. This will help locate major constellations for each month. There are also free printable constellation patterns for each month. Download and print to use as coloring pages, star patterns and star finders, too.
Athropolis offers a collection of links to free kids' astronomy activities, simulation games, printable activities, star names, pronunciation guides and more. Children will love Star Child with a kids-club web design and easy astronomy activities. There are two sites--one for kids under 14 and one for those older than 14
Print a star chart for each student. Encourage them to trace the constellations on tracing paper. This will help them learn the star arrangements. They might use the charts as connect-the-stars activities