Human fascination with Mars has lasted for millenia, and continues to deepen in light of the landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars’ surface in February of this year after a 300 million mile, 7 month journey. The idea of Martians who inhabit the Red Planet has captured our imaginations for a long time and now, because of the human ingenuity and technology behind Perseverance, … Continue reading Five Ways of Looking at a Mars Lesson
Check out our Pinterest board for more related resources! We’re slowing down for the summer! Instead of our usual roundup of “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events, here’s a closer look at one historic event that connects to something in the news today. We’ve also matched it with a map or visual, background information, and additional resources. Sunday, August 6 TDIGH: NASA Provides Evidence … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History: Life on Mars
We all have a lot of questions about Mars. Recently, at a National Geographic Live event in Seattle, we collected quite a few. Luckily for us, Dr. Ray Arvidson, planetary geologist and professor at Washington University in St. Louis, has answers! Dr. Arvidson directs the Earth and Planetary Remote Sensing Laboratory, and has worked on the Mars Exploration Rover (Spirit and Opportunity) and the Mars … Continue reading Mars Questions? We’ve Got Answers.
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … how to terraform Mars. What materials are necessary to terraform Mars?What materials are necessary to terraform Mars? How would terraforming a planet determine what organisms could be introduced there? … pre-K might not be all it’s cracked up to be. What are your … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week!
Here’s an advance look at a some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week. For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Wednesday, August 3 TDIGH: France and Germany Declare War Following the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914, war broke out … Continue reading Looking Ahead: This Week in Geographic History, August 1-7