Girls Go To Mars

Girls Go To Mars Engages Girls in STEM

Girls Go To Mars (GGTM) is a set of activities designed to engage middle school girls in hands-on science. GGTM introduces NASA’s MAVEN Mission, which reached Mars on September 21, 2014, and began its study of the Martian atmosphere. Understanding Mars is accomplished through the activities that engage girls in understanding our planet’s atmosphere and in the Cadette Girl Scout Leadership Journey Breathe: It’s Your Planet – Love It! 

modeling greenhouse effects Modeling the Greenhouse Effect Photo credit P. Harman

The SETI Institute’s Center for Education and the Girl Scouts of Northern California’s Girls Go Tech collaborated on the development and field tests of the activities with Cadette Girl Scouts.

Girls Go To Mars Activities, Videos and PPTs

Girls Go to Mars Activities - Adult

Girls Go to Mars Activities - Cadette

Activity 1,  Scale Model Steps Between Objects Table on page 9 is incorrect.  Please use the revised table here

Girls Go To Mars Videos

Overview
MAVEN Mars Evolution (NASA)
http://www.seti.org/sites/default/files/maven/maven-mars-evolution.mp4

Olympus Mons on Mars (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/solar_system_highlights/o...

Death of a Planet (BBC) 
http://www.seti.org/sites/default/files/maven/death-of-planet-mars.mp4

Activity 2
Olympus Mons on Mars (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/solar_system_highlights/o...

Activity 2 Extension
Girl Scouts: What Does a Scientist look like? (Girl Scouts)
http://www.seti.org/sites/default/files/maven/girl-scouts-what-does-a-sc...

Activity 3 
Raging Solar Wind (BBC) 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/solar_system_highlights/aurora_(astronomy)#p005xg9b 

Activity 4
River Found on Earth and Mars (JPL)
http://www.seti.org/sites/default/files/maven/nasa-rivers-found-on-mars.mp4

River Channels on Mars (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/sun_and_planets/mars#p006...

Activity 5

The Electromagnetic Spectrum( NOVA PBS)
http://video.pbs.org/video/2219781967/

Global Warming (NASA) 
http://www.seti.org/sites/default/files/maven/climate-change.webm

Troop leaders: After completing at least 4 of the activities, complete the survey to obtain GGTM Patches for your Cadettes.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8FZHB6M

For additional help with the activities: Activity Tips for Leaders

Troops in the Girl Scouts of Northern California Council may check out program boxes that support these activities. 

For information go to: https://www.gsnorcal.org/en/about-girl-scouts/our-program/stem/tech-and-eco-questions.html