Welcome to the Mars Team Online site!
This page is designed to help you navigate our extensive resources
and assist your efforts in locating key information within our site.
Mars Team Online is active during the 1997-1998 school year and presents
opportunities for educators to incorporate online web-based resources
in their classrooms.
Our web site is composed of three types of resources: INFORMATIONAL,
INTERACTIVE, and COLLABORATIVE and SHARING.
STEP ONE: INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES --- Getting BACKGROUND INFORMATION!
If you need background details about Mars Team Online, these links
will help you find the KEY information:
STEP TW0: INTERACTIVE RESOURCES --- Getting you and your students
- Visit the WELCOME to Mars
Team Online and find background information about this project, how
to receive weekly update newsletters via email, and more.
- Access the Teacher's Guide (lessons, activities,
etc.). It is found in both text and Adobe Acrobat format here!
- Find out about the Mars Mission
Team, who they are, why they selected their career, what specific
role they play, and the challenges they face.
- Life on Mars and other interesting
Mars-related articles will provide you and your students with
lots of ideas for discussion starters.
- Share these exciting IMAGES with your students -- you will find
images from past, present, and current missions as well as Mars images
from the Hubble Space Telescope!
- Visit the Mars-related web
links to the Mars Pathfinder, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars '96,
Mars Together, and more!
- Do your students have questions about Mars? They can submit those
questions and receive answers from the experts through our Ask the Mars Team service. Tips for asking good
questions and the logistics of how to send them are found here.
- Teachers need to collaborate, share resources, ideas, and concerns.
We have the perfect e-mail
forum for finding lots of support and assistance -- discuss. You
can access our archive of postings and even subscribe via the web.
- WebChat provides a unique
opportunity to enhance your students and your own involvement in Mars
Team Online. Details on weekly WebChats with experts are listed.
STEP THREE: COLLABORATIVE and SHARING RESOURCES -- Expand and
enrich your students' experiences!
- Students are invited to compose their own "Challenge Questions"
and pose them for other kids to solve. Check out Student Stumpers and have your students challenged!
- Kid's Corner provides a showcase
for student-generated work and sharing of Mars Team Online classroom
activities. Find out how much fun other classes are having as they
participate in MTO lessons, build balloon rockets, turn their classroom
into a Martian landscape, and explore the MTO resources!
We would like your feedback! If there are ways to improve this
TOUR or if you have questions about the Mars Team Online project,
please email Sandy Dueck at firstname.lastname@example.org.