Mars Mission Patches
Art, ELA, ESL
Description: NASA’s latest Mars rover, Perseverance, launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on July 30, 2020. It is expected to land on Mars on February 18, 2021 where it will search for signs of ancient life and collect rock and soil samples. During this project, students will learn about NASA’s goals in exploring Mars, past Mars missions, and NASA’s mission patches. They will then design and make a mission patch for Perseverance.
Distance Learning: This project includes an in-person learning and distance learning option. The in-person learning option requires a laser cutter/engraver to complete.
Standards: This project aligns to Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, and Florida CPALMS Standards for sixth grade through twelfth grade.
21st Century Skills: Creativity, Flexibility, Communication
Describe NASA's 2020 Mars mission.
Recognize NASA mission patches and their history.
Identify why identity and team-building are important to NASA.
Create a mission patch for the Perseverance Mars rover.
Use and share makerspace equipment safely.