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Student Investigation  Goals and Objectives



   The Mars Geologic Survey is an cooperative learning activity that will familiarize students with geologic processes that take place on both Mars and the Earth. The investigative process is just as important as the end product. Students will use the resources including the tutorials and earth photos to learn about mass wasting processes. They will then apply that knowledge to identify the same type of geologic features on Mars.

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Students need to: 

  1. Learn what the Mars Settlement Association (the teacher) wants.
  2. Study the provided tutorials on geologic processes.
  3. Examine the earth photos to become familiar with various geologic features
    of landslides.
  4. Examine Mars photos and identify these same geologic features.
  5. Construct a simple Township/Range map to show their finds.
  6. Use the supplied key to determine their "Planetary Geologist Rating"

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    Places That Have Neat Stuff

Earth Science Teacher Resources CNN Exploring Mars Terraforming
Mars Exploration Program Exploring Mars The Red Planet: A Survey of Mars
The Year of Mars


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     Presently, I teach High School Chemistry in Tehachapi, California. This is my first
attempt at creating an electronic lesson and I know that there are lot of things that need
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