Additional Resources:
This web site provides access to a variety of educational products about Mars that have been developed at the Lunar and Planetary Institute. These include classroom activities, image collections, slide sets with descriptive text, and references for further study.
Site provides access to the most useful sources of on-line information about NASA and planetary science. It also includes links to selected websites on human space flight, astronomy, and science education.
Mars Global Surveyor high-resolution images are provided along with comparisons, animations, and mars 3D stereoscopic anaglyphs.
Official Craters of the Moon National Monument and Park Services website.
Provides a photo glossary of volcano terms and the relationship among these key terms. Other volcano photo galleries are provided along with an earthquake image glossary.
Mars Society Official Website provides Mars conference and convention schedules along with the latest articles, information and news pertaining to the Red planet. Includes Mars picture of the day.
This International MarsWatch site is for both amateur and professional astronomers. Here you will find images of Mars, tools to aid you in planning your own Mars observations, current and past issues of the International Mars Watch Electronic Newsletter, and links to other Mars-relevant sites on the Internet.
This site is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.
This is a collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program. The collection has been extracted from the interactive program "Welcome to the Planets" which was distributed on the Planetary Data System Educational CD-ROM Version 1.5 and is updated with more recent images.
On this site you can launch an interactive spacecraft to Mars, explore its volcanoes and canyons, solve mysteries about the search for life on Mars and explore the latest rover images.
The Mars Millennium Project gives you the tools to make a village for 100 transplanted Earthlings on Mars in the year 2030. This official White House Millennium Council Initiative is an interdisciplinary learning project for students of grades K through 12.
This site contains Mars landform identification pages for teachers, student activity sheets and photographs of Mars to be used in the lesson. A Mars fact sheet from Mars Team Online includes a chart containing key facts and basic information about Mars and Earth.
This site provides a multi-purpose curriculum for a Mars colony project. It entails learning general facts about the planets, learning about the Earth's environment, choosing a purpose for a colony on Mars, and planning/designing a colony on Mars. The students will use drawings, creative writing, research skills, teamwork, math, and the scientific method to explore their own environment, and design an artificial one for Mars.
This site is for teachers of grades 5 through 8. Lessons allow students to record and graph temperature data and see how the properties of a material affect the transfer of heat. Students will use models of a near surface ice-rich and near surface ice-free Mars to examine how the ice content of the Martian soil will affect the rate at which a heat probe will warm it.
This site displays the history of Mars exploration and gives information related to the most mystifying questions: Did life exist on Mars in the past or present? Was water present on the planet? If so, in what form? What was the atmosphere composed of and what were its dynamics? Could Mars be used to tell us more about the evolution of both Earth and our solar system?
This site contains the latest news and information pertaining to Mars along with other general space news.

More websites
Site compares geology and weather on Earth and Mars. These files, written at beginner or advanced levels, are in PDF format.
Site leads students on a virtual field trip to Mars. The topics section highlights various geological features and supplemental material.
LIFE ON MARS? A brief introduction to the evidence supporting life in the Martian meteorite ALH84001.
WHAT IS ALH 84001? Background information of this controversial meteorite.

Mars Maps from “General Information” section:


Fire, Faults and Floods: A Road and Trail Guide Exploring the Origins of the Columbia River Basin. Marge and Ted Mueller. University of Idaho Press, Moscow, Idaho 1997.

Geological Map of Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Robert Taylor and Joseph Ashley. Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 59717.

Roadside Geology of Montana. David Alt and Donald W. Hyndman. Mountain Press Publishing company, PO Box 2399, Missoula, MT 59806. ISBN 0-87842-202-1, June, 2000.

Glacial Lake Missoula and its Humongous Floods. David Alt. Mountain Press Publishing. Missoula, Montana, 2001.

Cataclysms of the Columbia Allen, Burns and Sargent. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, 1986, ISBN 0-88192-215-3.


Mission to Mars. Jeffery Kluger. Time magazine. January 26, 2004, volume 163, number 4.

Mars or Bust. Robert Kunzig. Discover magazine. May 2003, volume 24, number 5.

Can We Get to Mars Without Going Crazy. William Weed. Discover magazine. May 2001, volume 22, number 5.

Mars: Is There Life in the Ancient Ice. Oliver Morton. National Geographic. January 2004, volume 205, number 1.


The Earth Has A History. The Geological Society of America. A. Palmer and A. Armstrong. Copyright 1991. VHS.

Craters of the Moon. Michael Trinklein. Copyright 1999.

Inside Hawaiian Volcanoes. Narrated by Roger Mudd. Smithsonian Institution, 1989.

Ice Age Flood. Jim Newman. Northwest Interpretive Association. 909 1st Ave, Suite 630 Seattle WA 98104-3627. Oregon Public Broadcasting.

The Great Floods: Cataclysms of the Ice Age. Washington State University and Northwest Interpretive Association. 909 1st Ave, Suite 630 Seattle WA 98104-3627.

Slide Sets

The Red Planet: A Survey of Mars. Kiefer, Treiman, and Clifford. Copyright 1997 by the Lunar and Planetary Institute. 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77058-1113.

Ancient Life on Mars. Pat Dasch and Allan Treiman. Copyright 1999 by the Lunar and Planetary Institute. 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77058-1113.