Comparing the Surfaces of Earth and Mars

Roberta Johnson, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Comparing the Surfaces of Earth and Mars is a Windows to the Universe Exploratour and provides information and images about different features found on the surface and the geography of both planets: continents, craters, volcanoes, plate tectonics, rocks, soils, water, and polar caps. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this project is to develop an innovative and engaging web site that spans the Earth and Space sciences and includes a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data sets that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration and the human experience. Links at the top of each page allow users to navigate between beginner, intermediate, and advanced options for each topic level.

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Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, Primary (K-2), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Planetary Science