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Internet Resources for Teaching About Mars

This collection of digital resources includes web sites useful for integrating Mars data into commonly taught undergraduate geoscience courses and for teaching planetary geology in general.

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Mars Exploration Rover Mission part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Mars Exploration Rover mission is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. The web site includes updates about the rovers Spirit and ...

Planetary Science Resource Discoveries part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Planetary Science Research Discoveries (PSRD) is an educational site sharing the latest research on meteorites, planets, and other solar system bodies being made by NASA-sponsored scientists. The web ...

Resources from Space; Course Notes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This syllabus from the Fusion Technology Institute at the University of Wisconsin features extensive lecture notes and exam questions from a course on space resources. The lectures are in PDF format ...

Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS Astrogeology Research Program provides information regarding nomenclature from the Solar System. The site features a Quick Search option that scans the database for a particular word, links ...

Planetary Data System part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website, from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, features the PDS (Planetary Data System) Download tool. The default view is a list of all PDS software. Users can sort by title, node, release date ...

NASA's Planetary Photojournal part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site, hosted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), contains NASA's best solar system images. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and other objects all have ...

Mars Pathfinder, Science Results, Geology and Geomorphology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NASA-hosted site is a section of the Mars Pathfinder Science Results Directory with a specific emphasis on the geologic and geomorphic characteristics observed. Many photos and satellite images ...

Mars Exploration Program Landing Sites part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features interactive maps and data sets about landing sites on Mars. There are clickable maps with a variety of data, including visible light images, thermal images, topography, and ...

NASA Planetary Data System Map-A-Planet part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides a useful way to view and download image data from the Moon, Mars, Venus, Io, Ganymede, Callisto, and Europa. Users can click on a map to select the area of the image desired. The ...

Collaborative Decision Making: NASA's Deep Impact Mission part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is designed to engage students in grades 7-12 in activities that focus on collaboration and communication strategies. These activities will strengthen student understanding of and ability ...

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