When the Mars Curiosity Rover landed successfully on August 5th, 2012, web surfers were introduced to the chance to win the first pilot Starlite Digital Badge developed in conjunction with NASA. By interacting with a brand-new type of 3D content, visitors have a chance to join in the excitement by testing a game that mimics some of the exciting new rover’s capabilities.
NASATalk is a website educators can visit to share ideas, suggestions, and stories about using NASA resources to enhance STEM teaching and learning. In addition to the new Mars Curiosity Rover Collaborative, STEM educators can view, comment on, and contribute to the blogs, NASA Connections, and featured NASA education stories at www.nasatalk.com.
Through an interactive, game-based activity, players will be able to locate sedimentary rocks on a simulated Mars landscape and activate the rover's drill in search of evidence for past lif