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Earth and Mars


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Earth and Mars

Based on color photographic images, learners compare geological features on Earth and Mars to understand similarities and differences between the two planets, and consider the forces that created landforms on both planets. Learners compare landforms including volcanoes, impact craters and canyons carved by erosion and discuss how these geological features form. This activity can be found on pages 44-47 of the activity guide.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 18

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Worksheet – Volcanoes
  • Worksheet – Craters
  • Worksheet – Canyons
  • Pencils or pens

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
      • Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics
      • Weather and Climate
    • Earth Structure
      • Rocks and Minerals
      • Oceans and Water
    • Solar System
      • The Planets
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Asking Questions
      • Formulating Explanations

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Source Collection:

  • Science After School Consumer's Guide

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, TERC, ©2007

Funding Sources:

  • NASA, NAS5-26555
  • National Science Foundation, NSF 9730728

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