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Welcome to Earth and Mars

Summary

This introduction will expose students to Mars imaging software platforms so that students may become familiar with their navigation and imagery products.

Learning Goals

Students will be able to:
  • Navigate and use both Google Mars and JMARS.
  • Become familiar with imagery collections available via the above software programs such as: HiRISE, CRISM, and THEMIS.

Context for Use

This learning module is meant for adaptation in an introductory earth science course and/or planetary science course. The In-Class Activities can be easily adapted for homework when desired.

Description and Teaching Materials

Compiled In-Class Activities and Homework

In-Class Activity

Homework/Lab

Teaching Notes and Tips

  • Before assigning Homework 1 or 2 spend some time exploring both Google Mars and JMARS with the students for a "first pass" exposure.

Assessment

Methods of assessment are within each individual In-Class Activity and Homework.

References and Resources

  1. Image File: Welcome to Earth and Mars (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.2MB Mar13 14)
  2. JMARS Website: http://jmars.asu.edu/
  3. Google Earth Free download: http://www.google.com/earth/index.html