Mars Exploration Program: Mars through Arts, Letters & Humanities

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
Mars Exploration Program: Mars through Arts, Letters & Humanities
E/PO Project Name:
Mars Exploration Program Education and Public Outreach
Contact Information:
Michelle Viotti
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mail Stop 321-630
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
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Short Description:

Connected closely to both human and robotic exploration, Mars Science through the Arts, Letters, and Humanities is one of three content "threads" for formal education listed in the Mars Exploration Program Public Engagement Plan. This thread is meant to represent the earliest entry point into the pipeline, focused on elementary level, interdisciplinary activities that introduce Mars science and engineering.   This thread is also appropriate for pre-service teachers and students without strong STEM backgrounds.  Key activities include Imagine Mars, which brings  science, arts, and technology standards together as students consider what a future community on Mars would be like.  ImagineMars.jpl.nasa.gov

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Evaluation
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Improve STEM Instruction
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM