Five Facts About the Mars InSight Mission

InSight touched down on Mars on Nov. 26, 2018 after an almost seven-month journey from Earth.

Jim Bridenstine, a NASA Administrator announced that we have landed on Mars for the eighth time in human history, and that InSight will “study the interior of Mars and will teach us valuable science as we prepare to send astronauts to the Moon and later to Mars.”

Read on for five interesting facts shared by NASA that can be integrated with Design SySTEM’s Astronautical Engineering unit.

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What's Your Goal?

When it comes to implementing new initiatives, one of the biggest challenges that schools, and even corporations, face is in getting people focused on a common goal.

This includes the challenges of having everyone understand what the new vision is, getting staff buy-in, providing adequate and effective training, creating a new culture to promote the vision, and developing metrics for success.

Although there seems to be consensus between schools that teaching “STEM” is a good thing, there doesn’t seem to be much agreement on the rest.

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How STEM Can Support Social-Emotional Development in Kids

Social-emotional development refers to a child’s abilities to express and manage emotions, and to establish positive relationships with others.

It should come as no surprise that project-based learning and STEM done right may support healthy social-emotional development.

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