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Geography - Terrestrial and Martian

Friday, February 03, 2006

Today we are extendng our knowledge about geography by working on a lesson plan on Mapping Mars from National Geographic.

National Geographic Xpeditons is an amazing online resource for k-12 lessons and fun online activties.

The overview of today's lesson is:

This lesson introduces students to some common map projections and representations (e.g., globes or close-ups) and asks them to consider the ways that each representation can be used to show specific features of Mars. Students will draw three different representations of Mars and will illustrate each one with details of research they have conducted on the planet.

Some of the online resources for this lesson include:

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