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#1 2020-07-23 22:47:20

ChaseC
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Registered: 2019-09-20
Posts: 5

Mars 2020 Exploration Mission Guide – Free Educational Resource

Earlier this week, RocketSTEM, an educational nonprofit, released a new publication titled the Mars 2020 Exploration Mission Guide. It is a 76-page full-color publication that serves as a fun take on the traditional press kits that NASA puts out for missions. Except for our mission guide is geared toward all ages of the general public. We've filled it with articles and photos about Mars the Mars 2020 mission, as well as included fun educational content such as a crossword puzzle, word search, two quizzes, a math lesson, and even a build your own paper Mars helicopter project from JPL.

But don't just take our word about it, please check it out for yourself here.

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The mission guide contains zero advertising. It can be read one story at a time on our website or viewed in a full-screen PDF format on our website, as well as at Issuu, Scribd, Calameo, and Joomag. The PDF can even be downloaded from our website for offline viewing and printing.

We'd appreciate any assistance that the members of New Mars can provide in sharing this publication with as many people as possible. Thank you.

Also, we're always open to constructive feedback and suggestions on other areas we should explore.

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#2 2020-07-24 00:32:39

kbd512
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Registered: 2015-01-02
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Re: Mars 2020 Exploration Mission Guide – Free Educational Resource

ChaseC,

Fantastic work.

Has this be shared with our science teachers?

Our children have laptops issued by their school, so this is something they could view on their own machines, provided that they received the link.  I'm going to provide the link to my children, but will also suggest to the schools that they provide it to the kids.  It's a fun little distraction that's both educational and entertaining.

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#3 2020-07-24 08:04:16

ChaseC
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Registered: 2019-09-20
Posts: 5

Re: Mars 2020 Exploration Mission Guide – Free Educational Resource

kbd512 wrote:

Has this be shared with our science teachers?

Easier said than done in reality. The information has been shared with a couple of teacher organizations on a national level. What happens after that often is not much.

The best way may be for individuals to directly share it with their local science educators. I've come to believe that such things spread via word of mouth better from the local level than via the national level. And since national organizations don't share their membership list, it is difficult for us to reach a majority of those educators via our own outreach. Hence the reason for posting in places such as this excellent forum.

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