Exemplary Programs:

Silver Lake Elementary

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Julie Sutherland and Glenn Spinnie at Silver Lake Elementary School in Federal Way, Washington, have developed an excellent and extensive suite of Mars based programs with colleagues in several other departments. Their"Mission to Mars" program simulates a trip to Mars and runs for four days. The students involved experience four elements of a Mars Mission: a Mars base, a science laboratory, mission control, and a creative arts center. This project engages students with a completely hands-on program, where students develop and perform scientific experiments, sample and collect data, create art, and learn to communicate what they have learned to other students.

The Live From Mars

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