Education Standards [Image of Target Planet]

When used with well designed, age-appropriate activities, the information available to students here can help engage students in science as inquiry. We at CMEX understand the importance of linking educational resources to education standards and are working on matching the information contained to science content standards. Standards address more than content. Our goal is to make CMEX a resource that is also aligned with science teaching and assessment standards, and the Benchmarks for Science Education. For example, concept maps created with the software provided by CMEX may be used as a tool to assess student knowledge about Mars or another topic. CMEX information is intended to take advantage of the power of technology such as computers and the internet in the classroom or an informal education setting, and has strong links to technology standards through the use of these tools and the information provided on technology used or proposed for the exploration of Mars.

National Education Standard and Benchmarks