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Mars Education Challenge Webinar #3 was succesfully held by Howard Lineberger on Wednesday 2 November 2011.
 To view what he had to say and teach click
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Title: “Mars in the Classroom #3

Howard Lineberger- the Grand Prize winner of the 2010-2011 Mars Education Challenge – gave a webinar about his entry and his passion for teaching science on Wednesday 2 November 2011. His webinar is part of the Explore Mars monthly webinar series.

Howard discussed the curricula materials that he devised as part of MEC and how these materials can not only excite students about Mars exploration, geology and chemistry, remote sensing, topography of Mars, rocketry and physics, but also help them understanding mass, weight and volume of other planetary bodies.

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A native of the Carolinas, Howard Lineberger has been teaching science in the high schools of North Carolina and Illinois since 1984. His current assignment at Duratief Academy Upper School in Durham, NC, began in 1998.

Prior to beginning his career as an educator, Howard completed his college studies at with a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked for five years as a mineral exploration geologist searching mainly for uranium, gold and copper deposits. This geologic background has served him well as a developer of curriculum based on the exploration of Mars.

Since 2007, Howard has directed an outreach program called MONS – Mars Outreach for NC students.

This program uses the curriculum submitted to the Explore Mars Curriculum challenge in 2011.

MONS still goes on and has now produced three “alumni” who are pursuing planetary science as college student currently. Howard has incorporated elements of the MONS curriculum into Geology and Environmental Science courses he currently teaches at Durham Academy.

In March 2011, Explore Mars announced the winners of our first annual Mars Education Challenge (MEC).  MEC was created to challenge science teachers around the United States to develop innovative curricula materials that can integrate Mars into every day science classes. The five winning science teachers devised some truly engaging and unique materials that we hope will be heavily utilized in classrooms around the United States and beyond.

All of the winning curricula materials from the 2010-2011 MEC can be found at here

And all previous webinars can be found here

Over the next couple of months, Explore Mare plans to have all of the other MEC winners present their materials in special webinars to help guarantee that these materials are as widely distributed as possible.  We hope that these education webinars will also build up excitement about the 2011-2012 Mars Education Challenge launched in September 2011.


Register today at http://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/185084606

After registering at gotomeeting you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows(R) 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh(R)-based attendees
Required: Mac OS(R) X 10.5 or newer


Webinar #3

Mars Education Challenge Webinar #2 was succesfully held by David Black on Monday 24 October 2011.

to view what he had to say and teach click here

Title: “Mars in the Classroom #2

David Black of Walden School of Liberal Arts in Provo, Utah – one of the winners of the 2010-2011 Mars Education Challenge – gave a webinar about his entry and his passion for teaching science.

In March 2011, Explore Mars announced the winners of our first annual Mars Education Challenge (MEC).  MEC was created to challenge science teachers around the United States to develop innovative curricula materials that can integrate Mars into every day science classes. The five winning science teachers devised some truly engaging and unique materials that we hope will be heavily utilized in classrooms around the United States and beyond.

David Black discussed the curricula materials that he devised as part of MEC and how these materials can not only excite students about Mars exploration, but also Earth science, astronomy, geology, multimedia, or computer technology classes.  The curricula materials achieve this by using the following methods -

  1. Create a Mars Rover Site Selection Committee and use maps and online resources (Google Earth) to select potential landing sites for the Mars Science Laboratory.
  2. Compare Mars terrains with Earth analogs to show the similarities and differences between geological processes on Earth and Mars.
  3. Ask students to collect altitude data from a simulated Mars terrain, then convert the data into three models ranging from a color-coded topographic map to a physical model to a virtual 3D model on the computer.

All of the winning curricula materials from the 2010-2011 MEC can be found here

Over the next couple of months, Explore Mare plans to have all of the other MEC winners present their materials in special webinars to help guarantee that these materials are as widely distributed as possible.  We hope that these education webinars will also build up excitement about the 2011-2012 Mars Education Challenge was launched in September 2011.

Explore Mars Video Spotlight: For those interested in watching the MEC award ceremony that took place in San Francisco in March 2011, view here

The video contains uplifting comments from Liza Coe (NASA Ames), Bill Nye “Science Guy” (The Planetary Society), Artemis Westenberg (Explore Mars), and passionate statements from MEC runner-up winners Andrew Hilt and David Black.


Explore Mars Webinar Series

Webinar #2

Mars Education Challenge Webinar #2 was succesfully held by Andrew Hilt on Thursday 25 August 2011.

to view what he had to say and teach click here.

Mars in the Classroom

On August 25, 2011 at 1:00pm EDT Andrew Hilt from West bend High School in Wisconsin, one of the winners of the 2010-2011 Mars Education Challenge gave a webinar about his entry and his passion for teaching science

His webinar was #2 of the Explore Mars monthly webinar series.

In March 2011, Explore Mars announced the winners of our first annual Mars Education Challenge (MEC).  MEC was created to challenge science teachers around the United States to develop innovative curricula materials that can integrate Mars into every day science classes. The five winning science teachers devised some truly engaging and unique materials that we hope will be heavily utilized in classrooms around the United States and beyond.


Andrew Hilt discussed the curricula materials that he devised as part of MEC and how these materials can not only excite students about Mars exploration, but also teach valuable lessons in geology, geomorphology, mineralogy, chemistry, physics, cartography, and engineering.

Andrew’s curricula materials help students understand the disciplines involved in designing a rover, determining landing sites, and creating maps. The final phase of this project requires the students to develop a final map with a location identified to be the ideal sampling spot for the analytical life probe.  

All of the winning curricula materials from the 2010-2011 MEC can be found at :

http://www.exploremars.org/page/mars-education-challenge/winners-2011/

Over the next month, Explore Mare plans to have all of the other MEC winners present their materials in special webinars to help guarantee that these materials are as widely distributed as possible.

We hope that these education webinars will also build up excitement about the 2011-2012 Mars Education Challenge that will be launched in September 2011.

Explore Mars Webinar Series

Webinar #1

Mars Exploration Webinar #1 was succesfully held by Joe Cassady on Thursday 14 July 2011.

Aerojet Heavy Lift Propulsion Technology Architecture for Human Exploration

Explore Mars, Inc. hosts a monthly webinar series in which experts in all areas of Mars exploration, science, and education will present riveting and intriguing updates, proposals, and ideas concerning the future of human space exploration.

The first of these webinars took place on July 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Joe Cassady (Aerojet – Executive Director, Washington, DC Office) presented a lecture called, “Aerojet Heavy Lift Propulsion Technology Architecture for Human Exploration“ during which he outlined a new mission architecture proposal that Aerojet has designed that will not only enable us to land humans on Mars by the early 2030s, but will also reach several intermediate destinations such as a long-term orbital missions of the Moon, a mission to the surface of a Near Earth Object, and a surface mission to the Martian moon Phobos.

“This is one of the most promising architectures that I have seen so far,” according to Chris Carberry, Explore Mars executive director. “It sets achievable and ambitious goals, and does it affordably.”

This architecture was also outlined by Cassady in the summer edition of Mars Exploration Magazine (MEM #2, page 12) in an article called, “Traveling to Mars on Less Than 4 Cents Per Day – A Feasible and Affordable Architecture“, released in mid-July.

How to attend  our webinars:

Every Webinar needs you registering at gotomeeting (a precise link will be put online)

After registering at gotomeeting you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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Required: Windows(R) 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh(R)-based attendees
Required: Mac OS(R) X 10.5 or newer

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Welcome to ExploreMars.org

Explore Mars was created to advance the goal of sending humans to Mars within the next two decades. To further that goal, Explore Mars conducts programs and technical challenges to stimulate the development and/or improvement of technologies that will make human Mars missions more efficient and feasible. In addition, to embed the idea of Mars as a habitable planet, Explore Mars challenges educators to use Mars in the classroom as a tool to teach standard STEM curricula.

Explore Mars, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Donations to Explore Mars are tax-deductible. You can Contact Us using our website or at the email address info@ExploreMars.org .

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