down the names of the Martian topographic features
this USGS site to find the definition and description
of each Martian feature.
the definition or description of each one on
separate index cards.
would be a good idea to make a simple sketch
of each feature on the index card.
Part 2: View Photos of Features on Mars
STEPS 1 - 6 DESCRIBING A VIRTUAL SPACE TRIP
Virtual Space Trip is at one of the NASA web
sites. Click here to Lift off now.
on the virtual spacecraft to begin "steering
your space craft onto a landing site".
the word features
on the bottom of the screen. Clicking on "features"
will take you to a menu listing the features
you recorded on your index cards.
any feature; then, select a particular example
of that feature. Example: selecting "mons" allows
you to choose from several Martian mountains;
if you select Olympus Mons, your space craft
will be taken there.
the on-screen instructions for zooming in and
out, and moving left and right.
and sketch the appearance of each of the ten
Martian features on your index cards.
Part 4: Find Similar Features on Earth
||Find ten places on Earth that most closely correspond
to the Martian topographic features you just
viewed and identified.
an index card, write the name of the Martian
||Write the name of the feature as it is known
||Write the location (lat/long) of the feature
and its common name.
the following links Earth.or use the geologic map in the classroom.
V: Organize the Information and Publish Your Findings
the data on your index cards to a chart.
the chart on the classroom wall.
prepared to make a two minute oral presentation
about your favorite Martian feature and its
Earth twin explaining why you decided the features