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Mapping the Surface of a Planet: Student Guide DLESE Reviewed Collection
This activity guide illustrates how teachers can use planetary comparisons between Earth and Mars to teach basic geologic activities - i.e. volcanoes, impact cratering, layering, river processes, and crosscutting relationships to help the students understand a planet's history. This lesson is using current science results, as it contains actual orbital data from the Mars Global Surveyor mission. The lessons in this activity are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and help students to sharpen core skills such as observation, synthesis, and analysis processes.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Lab activity
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
Cost information is not known
This product is free and clear for general use.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevSProd101
Related resources:
This resource requires 'Mapping the Surface of Mars Teacher Guide'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: ASU