Geologists study the Earth, trying to understand the forces that gradually shape and change the landscape and ocean floor, as well as forces that make themselves felt more suddenly, like earthquakes and volcanoes. The information geologist discover helps in many ways, from keeping populations safe from disasters like landslides to uncovering important ore deposits like titanium used for surgical equipment.
Join Science Buddies this summer for virtual summer camp! Each week, we'll have a fun STEM theme for kids of all ages, suggestions for simple hands-on activities, book picks, and more. With our Summer of STEM, we'll keep you and your kids inspired all summer with creative and innovative science and engineering activities — for free. This week: go on a Mission to Mars with space-themed science!
A Mission to Mars with Space Science
On NASA's upcoming…
The Perseverance rover will be landing on Mars in February! Use these free STEM lesson plans and hands-on activities to explore space science and the Solar System with students.
As part of NASA's Mars 2020 mission, the Perseverance rover launched in July 2020. The rover is headed to Mars, where it will spend close to two Earth years collecting rock and soil samples on the Red Planet. The rover is about the size of a car. It weighs more than 2,000 pounds,…