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Learning Exercise: Martian vs. Earth Topography

Martian vs. Earth Topography
Using the SMARTboard technology, students will be able to display topographic maps of earth and Mars side by side to facilitate discussion and charting of observed similarities and differences.
Course: 8th Grade Physical Science


Submitted by:
Cathi Graves Tudman
Date Last Modified:
June 22, 2006




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Earth in the Solar System
California Science Standard 4


Language Arts capabilities (reading and writing at ELD III level or higher), some computer experience, access to SMART board technology for physical manipulation of images.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to form questions and draw conclusions comparing the topographical maps of Earth and Mars (showing critical thinking skills).

Type of Task

  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental activity
  • Team

Technical Notes

SMART board technology of computer, multi-media projector and actual board for physical manipulation.