Today you are to finish your Mars Rover Questions started on Friday. If you have not yet done this; Copy these questions into a Goggle Document and find the answers on the web link. Mars Exploration or you can now you can use a search engine to find your answers. Make sure you have shared your work by dragging the file in your personal folder so I can grade it. Follow the Searching Tips below to help you find your answers.
- What are the names of three rovers that have explored Mars?
- When was each rover launched and landed on Mars?
- How long did each rover explore Mars?
- What did they find during their exploration on Mars?
- Explain what was the difference in each Rovers landing.
- Explain what they have found on the Mars that will help us here on Earth.
- What are the plans for future explorations on Mars?
- What rovers are still exploring Mars?
Searching the Internet Tips
Tips for Effective Online Searches (provided by Common Sense.org)
- Choose your search terms carefully. The most precise words will yield the best results.
- Adding more words can narrow a search. As you get farther into your research, you may want to narrow your results. There’s a big difference between “Apple” and “Red Delicious Apples History United States.”
- Use synonyms! If kids can’t find what they’re looking for, have them try keywords that mean the same thing or are related.
- Point out sponsored links. They often appear at the top of a search result list to encourage users to click on them first, and they’re usually labeled as sponsored. Remember that sponsored equals advertising.
- Be aware of your browser’s safe-search settings. Typing even innocent keywords into a search engine may yield search results you don’t want your younger kids to see.
Great Google Searching Shortcuts
- Use quotation marks. Using quotes around a set of words will direct Google to search for those exact words, in that exact order. Great for searching song lyrics!
- Add a minus sign. Adding a minus sign immediately before any word (no space in between!) indicates that you don’t want those words to appear in your search results. For example, “Saturn -cars” will give you information about the planet, not the automobile.
- Do’s and Don’ts for Researching on the Internet
I can say I understand what a robot is and how they are being used on Mars. I am also able to using searching strategies to find my answers on the Internet.