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Mars Research Sheet

Subject:

Science  

Grades:

4, 5  

Mars Research Sheet

Name:
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Group: 
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Date:
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  1. The group leader will assign two members to a section to complete. The group leader will work by himself or herself.
  2. When all the sections have been assigned, members will find only the information that is in their section.
  3. Once you have found all the information in your section, double check your work and then record your answers on the extra worksheet and write your names next to the section you worked on.
  4. Help others in your group when you are done recording your answers.
  5. When everyone is done, take turns sharing what you discovered.

Section 1:

How far is Mars from the sun? 
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How far is Mars from Earth?
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Is Mars bigger or smaller than Earth?
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How long would it take to travel to Mars?
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How much would a 160 pound person weigh on Mars?
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Section 2:

Who gave Mars its name?
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Why is Mars called the Red Planet?
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Does Mars have any moons? If so, how many?
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What is the name of the first spacecraft to land on Mars?
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What is the name of the most recent craft to land on Mars?
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Section 3:

Mars’ biggest mountain is Olympus Mons. How tall is this mountain?
Is it bigger than Mt. Everest?
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Are there volcanoes on Mars? If so, are any active?
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What are the white patches at the poles of Mars?
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What made the craters on Mars?
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Are there clouds on Mars? If so, what color are they?
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