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This material was developed for the Live From Mars project by Passport to Knowledge. Live From Mars was a precursor to Mars Team Online.


Unifying Concepts and Processes Standards

Correlation of Live From Mars Activities with the "Unifying Concepts and Processes Standards" of the National Science Education Standards, of the National Research Council (National Academy Press, copyright 1996, page 104 ff.)
NRC/NAS# Systems... Evidence... Change... Evolution... Form... Other*
Activity A.1 Mission Logbooks × × P
Activity A.2 Mission Team × × P
Activity A.3 Earth/Mars Comparisons × × × × × I, T
Activity A.4 Geology/Areology × × × × × I
Activity 1.1 Rocket Science 101 × × × × T, H
Activity 1.2 Topography × × × T, I
Activity 1.3 Follow the Water × × × P, H
Activity 2.1 Observing Mars × × × H, I
Activity 2.2 Reading Volcanoes × × × × I
Activity 2.3 Rovers from Junk × × × × × T, I
Activity 3.1 Light Bulb Drop × × × × × T, I
Activity 3.2 Creating Craters × × × × I
Activity 3.3 Magnetic Materials × × I, T
Activity 4 No original Activities
Activity 5.1 Martian Weather × × × × I
Activity 5.2 Surface Structure × × × I, T, H
Activity B.1 Mars Flag × P, H
Activity B.2 Where Next? × × T, P
Activity B.3 Colonize/Terraform Debate × P, H



Systems = Systems, Order and Organization
Evidence = Evidence, models and explanation
Change = Change, Constancy and measurement
Evolution = Evolution and equilibrium
Form = Form & Function


*NAS/NRC suggests 8 categories of content standards: "Unifying Concepts and processes in science" is broken down above. Most of the Activities in LFM above relate so directly to 3 of the other categories, that no individual correlation is indicated (i.e., Physical Science, Life Science and Earth and Space Science.) However, the initials below indicate correlations of Activities with the 4 remaining categories:

Science as Inquiry (= I)

Science & Technology ( = T)

Science in personal and social perspectives (= P)

History & Nature of Science (= H)


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