Tour Through the Solar System

Lesson 4: Martian Landforms

Impact craters, glaciers, and volcanoes, oh my! Can all of these features be found on one body in our Solar System? No! They can be found on at least two, the Earth and Mars. And most bodies in our Solar System have impact craters and volcanoes. This lesson will allow students examine factors that control crater size (kinetic energy = 1/2×Mass×velocity2), investigate how glaciers flow, and experience how volcanoes grow and how viscosity affects volcano shape.

All files for this lesson are contained in a compressed file. Click or select "save link as" on the link below and a compressed file called will download to you computer. Your computer may uncompress the file automatically or it may require you to open it, which will serve to uncompress the file. When using WinZip be sure to select all files then select "extract" to uncompress the files. After the file is uncompressed you will have a directory called Lesson_04 and within that directory two subdirectories called teacher_files and student_files.

Lesson 4 files