Live From Mars was a precursor to Mars Team Online.
Live Tuesday, November 19, 1996, 13:00-14:00 Eastern
A draft script of this program is available in three parts: part
1, part 2 and part
Students in Massachusetts and Florida will interact with members of the Pathfinder and Surveyor teams, via live 2-way video. E-mail will allow students, anywhere, to participate. Taped questions from schools around America will add other voices and locations. Students will also give their peers a first-person, kids' eye tour of the Cape.
The program will also consider why we should travel to Mars and how Earth and Mars are alike and different. It will review the latest information on Earth's neighbor, including the hot topic of possible life on the Red Planet. Viewers will see how liquid water was almost certainly once present on Mars. Activity 1.3, "Follow the Water", will be demonstrated by students on camera, providing teachers with a model and other students with motivation for their own hands-on work.
"Countdown" will provide the best images of Mars from orbit, while it reviews previous American missions and their achievements. Viking images will show the mighty volcanoes, the great Valles Marineris canyon system, and the channels. Students will see how those channels were once regarded as "Hcanals", fueling speculation about past alien civilizations on Mars. The program will show how students can extend their Martian adventure and stay connected via the Internet. Details of Live From Mars on-line components and its collaborative project, "The Planet Explorer Toolkit," will be provided.