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Summit Up: Comparing Volcanoes on Mars and Earth
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Summit Up: Comparing Volcanoes on Mars and Earth
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8
Lesson Time: Less Than 30 Minutes
Body: Earth, Mars
Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey (Mars), Earth Science Missions (Earth), Mars Exploration Rovers (Mars), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (Mars)

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Short Description: Summit Up is a 20 minute activity in which children make paper models to scale of the tallest volcanic mountains on Earth and Mars and discover a big difference between volcanoes on these two planets.

Why We Chose This Lesson
This lesson was chosen for its quality and potential alignment to Next Generation Science Standards.

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Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe

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Practices:

  • 2-Developing and using models

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Crosscutting Concepts:

  • 1-Patterns

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Credit: Laboratory for Space and Atmospheric Physics


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Last Updated: 20 Aug 2014