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To show how much students can learn about Mars and the Pathfinder mission by understanding some of the criteria used to select the Pathfinder landing site.
Students examine images showing the Pathfinder landing site at three different scales When examining each image, they discuss what each view adds to their understanding of the landing site. The active demonstrates how images become clues in a mystery story that stimulates students to wonder, question, and speculate. In addition, it shows how students can use the clues images offer to unlock the mysteries of distant plants.