Team members at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory share the challenges of the Curiosity Mars rover's final minutes to landing on the surface of Mars.
The possibility of life on Mars is an ongoing debate and continues through this interesting video.
Students use photographs taken from the Viking Orbiter Spacecraft to identify various landforms on Mars. Includes student worksheet and answer key.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Mars.
To stimulate the critical thinking skills required to assess the validity of statements about the key concept using an Agree/Disagree Table.
Connect your daily life experiences with specific points in a reading using a Double Entry Diary.
Students will explore the phenomena of snowflake uniqueness; they will learn how they grow, grow their own snowflakes, dissect the myth, and predict what extraterrestrial snowflakes might look like.
Students look at pictures of the surface of Mars and use there understanding of surface weathering and erosion to predict whether there is water on Mars or not.
Earth has limits on the size of mountains it can support.
The Curiosity Rover on Mars found evidence of a stream bed that would have been suitable on Earth. Now the search is really on for hard evidence of life.
A rock drilled by the Curiosity Rover in Yellowknife Bay on Mars shows that Gale Crater was an ancient lake. The lake would have been habitable by chemlithautotrophs or other extremophiles. Mars exploration will next look for evidence of life.
Discover how Mars once resembled Earth, with an atmosphere, running water, and possibly life, but then lost its atmosphere.
This study guide summarizes the key points of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.
A quick article showing how extreme the conditions on Mars are.