Red Planet: Read, Write, Explore!
Red Planet: Read, Write, Explore! incorporates science into elementary school literacy activities. The project’s flexible, standards-based curriculum uses literacy, art, and creative expression as a vehicle for the topic of Mars exploration. This project has been offering teacher professional development nationally beginning in 2013. The project has a special focus on Spanish-language communities and will be translated for use by Spanish language teachers, English as a Second Language teachers, and others.
For more information about the project, or if you are a teacher seeking to add your name to our professional development distribution list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Red Planet inquiry” in the subject line.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 12, 2015, at the Space Foundation Discovery Center
Portland, Oregon, September 19, 2015, at the World Forestry Center
Red Planet lessons
Please click the links below to access PDF files of the full Red Planet lessons and their corresponding student activity handouts.
Download entire Red Planet program
Red Planet: Welcome to the Program!
Lesson 1: A Quick Trip to Mars
Lesson 1 Extension Activity: Atmospheric Pressure on Mars
Lesson 1 Extension Activity: The Gravity on Mars
Lesson 2: Hanging Mars Out to Dry
Lesson 3: Going to Extremes
Lesson 4: Surviving and Thriving on Mars
Lesson 5: Mars in the Future!
Lesson 6: Know-Wonder-Learned