Podcast: Using Earth to Explore Mars: Earth and Mars Similar Features

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The Podcast: Using Earth to Explore Mars: Earth and Mars Similar Features is a segment of the Web Seminar Using Earth to Explore Mars, April 3, 2008. The podcast is 7 miniutes 25 seconds in duration.

The source Web Seminar was developed in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Arizona State University’s (ASU) Mars Education Program. The presenters were Dr. Joshua Bandfield, Research Specialist at the Mars Spaceflight Facility at Arizona State University and Brian Grigsby, Director of the ASU Mars Education and Outreach Program at Arizona State University. Dr. Bandfield used images to compare Earth with Mars, highlighting the similarities of the two planets and Mr. Grigsby provided an update of current and future NASA's missions to Mars.

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Reviews (3)
  • on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:26 PM

I plan on using this podcast (and likely the rest of the webinar) in my language arts class to review compare and contrast and incorporate more science into our curriculum. There is a lot great info in just a few minutes. My one complaint is the editing at the end, it should have been cut a minute sooner before the segment on volcanoes begins.

Christopher Hall  (Gallup, NM)
Christopher Hall (Gallup, NM)

  • on Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:52 PM

I think the podcast was cut to keep the file size smaller because it abruptly ends in the middle of the comparison of the Earth and Mars. Information is great, but cut is poor (which does not reflect on the presenters). Maybe a part one and part two podcast.

Susan German  (Hallsville, MO)
Susan German (Hallsville, MO)

  • on Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:19 PM

The short podcasts of the webinars are a great way to get content in short amounts of time. This podcast is approximately 7 and 1/2 minutes long. It highlights several of the similar features between Earth and Mars. The method was to show side by side pictures. What I like is that you can use the podcast for students to listen to, or if you have the technology, be able to mimic the pictures and highlight many of the ideas to your students directly.

Susan German  (Hallsville, MO)
Susan German (Hallsville, MO)

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