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Image from Perseverance hero
NASA's Perseverance rover will seek signs of ancient life and collect rock and soil samples for possible return to Earth.

Updated Resources to Explore Mars with Perseverance

Image of Perseverance Landing from above
Image taken from descent stage.

The View from Mission Control: See the exciting moment when Perseverance lands successfully on February 18th, 2021
https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/25608/nasas-perseverance-rover-lands-successfully-on-mars/

Perseverance Rover's Descent and Touchdown on Mars: View from the Onboard Camera
https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/25628/perseverance-rovers-descent-and-touchdown-on-mars-onboard-camera-views/

Zoom into the first high-definition panoramic view of Perseverance's landing site
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-perseverance-rover-gives-high-definition-panoramic-view-of-landing-site

Use NASA Eyes to see where the rover and Mars orbiters are right now
https://eyes.nasa.gov/apps/orrery/#/sc_perseverance

Watch a simulation of Perseverance's entry, decent, and landing with NASA Eyes
https://eyes.nasa.gov/apps/mars2020/#/home

Explore Mars! A Rover Game a new downloadable cooperative board game from NISE Net
https://www.nisenet.org/catalog/explore-mars-rover-game

Follow Perseverance on NASA's Twitter and Facebook accounts, and the rover's Twitter and Facebook account

 

Professional Development Workshops on Perseverance

  • Recorded NISE Network Online Workshop - Preparing for NASA Perseverance's landing on Mars
    On February 18, 2021, after a seven-month journey, NASA’s Perseverance Rover will land on Mars and begin its mission to study Mars’ habitability. In this NISE Net online workshop, Jim Bell, a planetary scientist and author in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, talked about the science behind this mission and the Perseverance Rover and what it takes to land on Mars. NISE Net developers also shared new and existing resources featuring Mars rover content you can use to engage your audiences.

  • Recorded Introduction to the Mission to Mars Student Challenge from NASA JPL - Watch on YouTube
    Lead students in designing and building a mission to Mars with a guided education plan and resources from NASA, join in live Q&As with experts, and share student work with a worldwide audience. The Mars Student Challenge culminates February 18, when students can land their missions along with the Mars Perseverance Rover! To participate as a museum, register for the Challenge and list your affiliation as ‘Out-of-School-Time Program’.

  • Recorded workshop: How are You Celebrating Perseverance’s Landing?
    NASA Museum & Informal Education Alliance resources (log in to Museum & Informal Education Alliance website required)
    Slides and recording available for download
    https://informal.jpl.nasa.gov/museum/Conversations/how-are-you-celebrating-perseverance’s-landing

 

Panorama image of mars taken by Perseverance
Rim of Jezero Crater as seen in the first 360-degree panorama taken by the Mastcam-Z instrument aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover.

 

Additional Mars and Perseverance Resources

 


Related NISE Network Activities

 

 

 

 

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Multimedia and Interactive Resources


Screenshot of the Mars in a Minute video series

NASA Videos


NASA Mars Perseverance rover packet

Printable Materials


Curiosity 3D model

3D Printing Resources

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