Rocks from Mars and What They Can Tell Us
Grades: 3 - 8

Video Description: New May 2022! See images of rocks on Mars and learn what they tell us about the planet with Mars Mission member and planetary scientist Dr. Ray Arvidson.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Space-36**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Have students view the video with this question in mind: How do geologists learn from rocks that have been affected by water?
  • Use the video in a flipped learning setting to familiarize students with the topic and provide context for classroom discussion and/or activity focused on the questions: Based on what you learned in the video, how would you describe the work of a geologist? Based on what you learned in the video, how would you describe what can be learned from rocks?

To learn more about America’s history of space exploration as well as Mars and NASA’s projects to explore it specifically, check out the full program this segment is edited from: Orion: The First Step to Deep Space.

*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.