Imagine icebergs the size of Mount Kilimanjaro floating on a sea of liquid nitrogen... amazingly this is what the New Horizons misison found on the dwarf planet Pluto! Dr. Oliver White of SETI was on the team, and shares their discovery in this clip. Learning about amazing places on other planets can be a great way to awaken students' curiosity and desire to explore. :)
At ARES Learning, we focus on helping students develop an Explorer's Mindset, which includes attitudes such as curiosity, responsibility, and empowerment. This framework is meant to develop a love of adventure and discovery - and is important for breakthrough thinking. Importantly, the mindset can help students to be flexible, adaptable, and ready to make critical decisions without complete information. An Explorer’s Mindset can also help leaders shepherd a team through the process of innovation.
Learn more about the ARES Learning approach in the book Space Education: Preparing Students for Humanity's Multi-Planet Future by our co-founder Dr. Mark Wagner, and explore a complete Space Education Curriculum developed for high schools - it's a free and open education resource available to students, teachers, and enthusiasts everywhere.