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MSIP: Steps To Mars
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Curriculum Formats
Authentic, inquiry-based, standards-aligned science activities. Onsite Distance Learning Independent Research
Location & Connections
At your school. x x x
2 Days at at the Mars SpaceFlight Facility on the campus of Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.  x    
Connections to MSIP staff via internet, video, and/or teleconferences.   x  
Student-Led Process
Develop a Proposal to conduct authentic research about Mars. x x x
For research, use real NASA computer tools to collect data. x x x
For research, acquire a team-targeted Mars image using a camera on a Mars orbiter. x x  
For research, use online archived data.     x
Complete an MSIP final report or presentation as a comprehensive culminating requirement, similar to publishing an authentic scientific paper or journal. x x x
Peer Review and Publications
Compile data and present findings to staff at the Mars Space Flight Facility onsite: check onsite x    
Compile data and present findings to staff at the Mars Space Flight Facility using teleconferencing capabilities: check distance   x  
Post findings on the MSIP Team Results web pages. x x x
Potentially present in nationwide professional conferences with access to Mars experts and other student research groups. x x x