Middle Grades Classroom Materials

Pioneering Mars: Curriculum and Activity Guide

Pioneering Mars: Curriculum and Activity Guide

This Pioneering Mars Curriculum and Activity Guide is designed to highlight not only the Pioneering Mars project, but to use the central idea of this project to educate students on scientific problem-solving and experimental design.

Each unit addresses a core component of the project and will lead students through the processes of researching and synthesizing information, as well as develop critical thinking skills. Activities embedded in each lesson span academic disciplines and address reading, math, and writing, as well as science content.

All activities are tied to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core Curriculum standards for grades 5-8. While this curriculum is designed primarily for upper elementary or middle school use, it is easily adaptable to a high school audience.

- Link to Pioneering Mars: Curriculum and Activity Guide