Link to the video on Youtube is included in the title if the DVD or video tape is not available. 13-18 questions that students can answer in order while watching the video. Excellent series from the History Channel that includes the latest CGI and easy-to -understand professional astronomer explanations.
Season 5 Episode 7 "Mars - The New Evidence" History Channel website synopsis:
"In the last few years, the Red Planet has yielded up many new clues that life may have once existed there…and may even exist there today. There is now proof that water once flowed on the surface, that Mars once had lakes, and that the frozen poles are mostly water, not carbon dioxide as previously thought. Mars has snow–an aurora–and lightning generated by dust storms. Most intriguing of all are the seasonal plumes of methane that just may point to bacteria living below the surface."
Terms and ideas covered in this activity:
Opportunity & Curiosity Rovers
Mars Global Surveyor
future Mars missions
Astronomy Video: "Universe: Mars - The New Evidence"
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