Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mars Probe has Implications for Classrooms

The wealth of video resources available now can have far reaching implications for classrooms. On August 5, 2012 the Mars Probe is scheduled to land. This represents an amazing technological feat requiring advanced thinking, problem solving, mathematical modeling, and mechanical engineering.

Tags for the video include:

Mars Science Laboratory

  • rover
  • Mars
  • red planet
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • space exploration
  • EDL
  • entry
  • atmosphere
  • descent and landing
  • heat shield
  • descent stage
  • entry guidance
  • Viking
  • Apollo
  • skycrane maneuver
  • parachute
  • radar
  • gale crater

The tags of a video often provide a nice outline of what to watch for and can be used to create a study guide for student use. They also help learners search for additional information on a topic.