Generation Beyond

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8
Organization:Lockheed Martin
Summary:Lockheed Martin's STEM education initiative for the middle level offers standards-based lesson plans, educator guides, and family activities to motivate students to learn about deep space exploration. The resources introduce a range of STEM-focused careers in space exploration, compare and contrast differences between life in space and on Earth, and illustrate challenges of a furute Mars mission. NASA is working toward putting humans on Mars, and the first crew to visit the red planet is likely in middle school right now: They might just be your students!
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.A; ESS1.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS1-2; MS-ESS1-3
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Scale, proportion, and quantity; Systems and system models
Subjects: mars; middle school; nasa; space
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