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Weekend Website #10: Google Mars

Posted by on October 22, 2010

Drop by every weekend to discover what wonderful website my classes and parents loved this week. I think you’ll find they’ll be a favorite of yours as they are of mine.

google mars


First grade and up–homeschoolers, students, computer lab, classroom


Space, geography, history, research


Google Mars


If you have Google Earth, you can access this from the downloaded software for Google Earth. It’s under the satellite tool:

But, the software version doesn’t have all of the neat stuff that comes online, like built-in regions, spacecraft, stories and more.

What it doesn’t have that the software version has is the ability to fly a plane (using Google Earth’s built-in Flight Simulator) all over Mars. My students love this. I didn’t teach it to them at all. They were curious, motivated and figured it out on their own. I love student-led activities.

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