Discovery Education and Lockheed Martin are teaming up to offer a virtual field trip to Mars for middle school classrooms around the world. The free event is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. PT Oct. 4, during World Space Week.
During this inaugural event, kids in grades 6 to 8 will be introduced to STEM concepts and careers in deep space exploration. They’ll also see a replica asteroid wall, a prototype of the Orion crew module and a massive 3D printer that uses metal, along with the engineers who operate it.
Classrooms that register will receive lesson plans and activities ahead of the event, during the event and afterward to help reinforce learning.
Advanced classroom signup is available at generationbeyondinschool.com.
For more information, visit the event website.