Kid-Friendly Countdown to Mars: Perseverance Landing Stream

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On February 18, 2021, NASA’s Perseverance rover is set to touch down on Mars and begin exploration of the Red Planet. Discovery Education is partnering with NASA to commemorate this historic occasion to bring students worldwide a special no–cost livestream of this momentous event.   

Featuring insights from NASA experts and a behind-the-scenes look at the Perseverance mission control team’s activities, the live stream will culminate with the rover’s real-time touchdown on Mars. 

“We’re thrilled to partner with NASA to offer this live, behind-the-scenes experience as Mars Perseverance lands. Families, teachers, and students are invited to join NASA and Discovery Education from the classroom or the home for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Michelle Sartori, Content Relationship Manager at Discovery Education

In addition to the livestream, Discovery Education and NASA are making available exclusive resources supporting the integration of NASA’s latest mission to Mars into classroom instruction.  Among these helpful resources is a 3-2-1 Pyramid graphic organizer to help educators build students’ summarization and critical thinking skills while watching the Countdown to Mars livestream.  Another resource available to support educators sharing this event with students is a ready-to-use Studio Slideshow.  Using this Slideshow, educators can fuel student interest in space, build knowledge, and check for understanding about relevant topics.  These resources and others being made available to educators and students are designed to be used in any learning environment and can be found on Discovery Education’s Mars Landing Livestream homepage

Where to Stream Kid-Friendy Perseverance Landing

Discovery EducationThursday, February 18 at 2:15 EST. – Must Register

Anyone can get involved, including educators with their students or families. To register to attend this event, visit Discovery Education’s Mars Landing Livestream homepage.

JPL Streams

Join the discussion and share pictures of your classroom with @DiscoveryEd on Twitter using #CelebratewithDE and #CountdownToMars.

NASA Resources

Connect Students to #CountdownToMars with NASA’s Mars 2020 STEM Toolkit! You’ll have access to prelaunch and launch activities, student engagement tools, and resources for students to learn all about the Perseverance mission to Mars and the Red Planet.

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