Mars for Earthlings: Integrating Introductory Geology with Mars Planetary Data

Mars for Earthlings seeks to expose undergraduate students to planetary study through Mars remote sensing data and Earth-based analogs. Through this resource instructors/educators/professors can access learning modules to integrate into earth science classes. Interviews and thoughts from planetary scientists and geologists present current issues in planetary sciences.

The benefits/goals of this project include:
  • Access to online teaching modules and resources for higher education
  • Enhancement and integration of undergraduate Earth and planetary science content through analog comparison
  • Access to Mars Imaging Data
  • Increased enrollment of STEM students

Teaching Materials & Resources

Lesson Modules - Find lessons building on earth-based principles and applied to Mars study.
Web Resources - A collection of web resources useful for the classroom and lab.
Meet the Scientist - Meet scientists who study Mars and planetary science, via short video clips.
Workshops - Learn more about workshops related to teaching about Mars.

For questions, contact Marjorie Chan (

This material is based upon work supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under Grant No. NNX11AH29G issued through the Science Mission Directorate's Education and Public Outreach for Earth and Space Science (EPOESS) program.

Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

© 2016 University of Utah. This work may be copied on the condition that the following attribution is contained on all pages of the reproduced work: Chan, M.A., Kahmann-Robinson, J., Wheatley, D.F.,Duncan, C.J., 2014. Mars For Earthlings.

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