February 18, 2021: Mars Landing Watch Party

Excitement as the First Hazcam Images Come In….

This school year has called for perseverance and ingenuity from teachers, students, and families, alike, inspiring us to take NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, with its Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter, as a theme for the year.

Tilden students have been learning about many aspects of  the Mission to Mars, drawing, writing, investigating, experimenting, modeling, and wondering. 

Today Tilden students, faculty, and staff gathered “together” virtually to witness the historic landing of the Mars Rover, Perseverance. We shared in the nervousness, excitement, and ultimately joy as word of the successful landing made it back to Earth, to NASA, and to us. A day to remember, for sure, but the learning doesn’t stop there! We’ll be continuing to follow and learn as Perseverance and Ingenuity explore their new planet!

A first grader’s Lego rover