Mars Science Laboratory-Curiosity Rover-Mission Animation

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Resource ID#: 22481 Primary Type: Video/Audio/Animation


General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 4, 8
Intended Audience: Educators educators, Students
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones
Instructional Time: 5 Minute(s)
Keywords: rocket, launch, mission, mars
Instructional Component Type(s): Video/Audio/Animation
Instructional Design Framework(s): Demonstration
Resource Collection: iCPALMS

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Type: Teaching Idea