Objectives:

Use hyper text links to access information.
Record researched observations about the planets Earth and Mars.
Describe the major differences between the two planets.
Explain the similarities between Earth and Mars.
Use and understand data tables and charts.
Appreciate the vast amount of data and information available through space exploration.
Appreciate and understand that space exploration adds to our understanding of the Earth.
Learn to use information about the Earth to become a better steward of its resources. 

Purpose:

Students become aware that Earth and Mars are unique but have similarities to each other.

Time:

Two to three class periods, depending on Internet/Research proficiency of students.

Materials:

Internet access, pencils, index cards for note-taking

Preparation:

Teacher - verify that all URL links are functioning.
Students - have a basic understanding of topographic maps, atlases, land forms, and characteristics of Earth features, navigating skills for using network browsers.
 
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