Learning Exercise

Exploring the Craters on Mars

This assignment can be used to get students to analyze the surface of Mars.
Course: Earth Science

An interactive map of Mars. see more


Technical Notes

You need internet access in a computer lab.


Map reading skills
Knowledge of weathering and crater impacts


Geologic Maps

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

CA Earth Science standard 1f: Students know the evidence for the dramatic effects that asteroid impacts have had in shaping the surface of planets and their moons and in mass extinctions of life on Earth.

CA Investigation and Experimentation Standard 1f: Read and interpret topographic and geologic maps.