Early Monday morning NASA’s Mars science rover Curiosity landed on the Red Planet. Launched on November 26th, 2012 from Cape Canaveral Florida, Curiosity traveled through space for eight months. Curiosity is designed to spend the next two years exploring Gale Crater. It’s primary mission is to look for evidence that Mars may have once hosted the basic building blocks necessary for life to evolve. I’m hoping that STEM and science teachers nation and worldwide incorporate hand-on-minds-on investigations in their classrooms this week that make connections to all the cool science that took place to get Curiosity to Mars, as well as sustain it for two years. To find out more about Curiosity and the two-year mission check out the following Chicago Tribune article.
Aug 6 2012
The Nature of Science