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Mars
This section of the Windows to the Universe web site provides information and images about Mars including detailed information about this planet, space science, Martian atmosphere, Martian weather, planetary geology, space missions, myths, surface topography, moons, rings, and craters. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this project is to develop an innovative and engaging web site that spans the Earth and Space sciences and includes a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data sets that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration and the human experience. Links at the top of each page allow users to navigate between beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • Informal
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Map
    • Photograph
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
The source of this material is Windows to the Universe at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Copyright 1995-1999, 2000 The Regents of the University of Michigan; Copyright 2000-02 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-476
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Changes in earth and sky
        • Objects in the sky
    • 5-8:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motion and forces
        • Transfer of energy
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth in the solar system
    • 9-12:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Motions and forces
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the earth system
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Windows to the Universe'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
http://www.windows.ucar.edu

Principal Investigator: Dr Roberta M. Johnson
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research