ANNOTATED MARS MAPS (with Folded Tabs)

Create a map of Mars and find the location and any other interesting information about features on Mars, which include:
  • Olympus Mons
  • Valles Marineris
  • North and South Poles
  • Impact Craters (created by meteorites) in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
  • Mars Explorations Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, and/or the Mars Polar Lander, Phoenix
  • Mars’ moons

A Global Map of Mars can be found here (or you can draw your own).

Mark locations of features on the map, and information on a Folded Tab with an illustration, name, further information etc.
When all elements are complete the map can be cut in half and mounted on the outside of the folder.
Stick down the Folded Tabs and draw linking lines to locations on the map.
  • You will find information and statistics about Mars at National Geographic’s Mars, The Red Planet
  • More Mars information, including atmosphere, moons, poles etc at Windows to the Universe – Mars
  • Mars information and activities at Enchanted Learning’s, The Planets, Mars.
  • A video on YouTube from PBS that compares Mars and Earth and explains, The Weather on Mars
  • Google Earth has a ‘Fly to other planets’ feature, which includes tours, photographs and places of interest on Mars. If you don’t have Google Earth installed you can download Google Earth here.