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Artists behold the beauty of the heavens and scientists want to learn how it all works. Bringing Mars into your classroom fosters an appreciation of the beauty of another world and offers the excitement of discovery. Children with interests across a wide spectrum can have fun learning about the Athena mission. Whether you're teaching astronomy or biology, here you'll find ideas and inspiration for bringing the science of the solar system to your students.

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The Mars Sundial will be the focus of many educational activities during this mission. See the following lesson plans:

You can also use these external links as a resource to help your students learn more about time, the Sun, and sundials:

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Students and Teachers to Explore Mars

Click here to learn more.

See a list of participating schools.

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