Posted By: Donna Collins
Organization: St. John Regional School
Our first day with the Giant Mars Map was wonderful. Students made observations of the various features on the map and hypothesized different ideas as to why the northern area of Mars is of lower elevation than the center of the planet. Several students applied what the knew about Earth’d features and wrote that they thought the lower area may have been ocean bottoms at one time.
Students at St John Regional School also worked on latitude and longitude and directed classmates to find different features based on geographic coordinates.
We will be using the map again soon to launch some landing vessels and to hunt for volcanoes and large impact craters.