Thursday, February 21, 2013

Day 4 Working on our Project

Today we analyzed our data that we collected, and created a presentation of our research. We shared our findings with three scientists from ASU, who gave us feedback about our research that we will use to write our final paper. After we took photos in front of a life size model of the curiosity rover and had a celebratory dinner at the Raw Hide Steakhouse!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Day 3 Arizona State University

Today we began our work at the Mars Flight Facility. We refined our science question and collected data using a program called JMars. After we went to Papago Park, had a tour of the geology, and went hiking.

Day 2 Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest

We also walked through the beautiful colors of the painted desert.
We visited the Petrified Forest and saw lots of colorful wood that has been turned to stone.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Slide Rock and Grand Canyon Group Photo

Slide Rock

Sunset at the Grand Canyon

Day 1 (Slide Rock)

Slide rock is a popular spot to swim in the summer for Sedonians (Sedonanites?).  This time of year however, it is rather cold with all of its water originating from the plateau above.  The park is on what was originally a homestead owned by the Pendley family.

Day 1 (Sedona)

On our way up to the Grand Canyon, we stopped to enjoy the sights of Sedona and eat lunch at the Red Planet Diner.  The red rock formations surrounding the town are truly a sight to behold! The picture above is called bell rock (do you see it?).

Day 1

On our first day we visited Montezuma Castle.  These ruins were once a village of the Sinagua people.  Though only a small portion of the village remains, there were once several other levels connected by ladders all along the rock face.