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Obtaining The Modules

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To obtain modules 1 through 3, you can either purchase copies from Econoprint or download them by clicking the links below. Module 4 is only available through the web at this time.

The modules and accompanying image sets are saved in a format called PDF, so to view them you will need Adobe Acrobat ™ Reader. Adobe Acrobat ™ Reader is a free software program that enables you view and print these PDF pages. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat ™ Reader, click here to download a copy.

When you initiate the downloading of an activity, a dialog box with four options usually appears. Choose "Save File" and give the file a name you will recognize. Also, indicate the folder in which you want to store the file by clicking on the black triangles to the right of the top box. The name in the top box represents the folder in which the file will be saved.

When you want to view what you've downloaded, open Adobe Acrobat ™ Reader and select "open" under the "File" menu. If you don't see the file name in the first menu that appears (and you probably won't), move through the menus by clicking on the black triangles to the right of the top box. The name in the top box represents the folder you can CURRENTLY access. Navigate to the folder containing the file you want to view. When you see the file's name, double click on it.

Each module has an accompanying image set, so for each module that you order or download, you also need to order or download the accompanying image set. If you buy the image sets from Econoprint for "The Great Martian Floods" module or the "Grand Canyon of Mars" module, they will be 11x17 inch images and maps. When you download these image sets, they will print as 8.5x11 inch maps and images. The larger maps and images will be sharper, clearer, and easier for students to use. So, you may want to order image sets for your classroom. In class, one image set per two students works well.

Exploring Mars

Exploring Preface: (13 pages - 974 kb)

Exploring Activity 1: Getting Started in Mars Exploration (4 pages, 276 kb)

Exploring Activity 2: What Do These Images Show? (11 pages, 381 kb)

Exploring Activity 3: What Can Craters Tell Us About a Planet?
(11 pages, 476 kb)

Exploring Activity 4: What Is So Special About the Pathfinder Landing Site?
(6 pages, 564 kb)

Exploring Activity 5: What Questions Has This Module Raised?
(7 pages, 446 kb)

Exploring Activity 6: What's Next? Integrating the Study of Mars Into Your
Classroom (7 pages, 842 kb)

Exploring Appendix Activities (8 pages, 669 kb)
Appendix Activity 1: Make Scale Models of the Planets
Appendix Activity 2: Make a Model Solar System
Appendix Activity 3: Find Mars in the Night-time Sky

Image Set for "Exploring Mars" (17 images, XXX kb)

The Great Martian Floods and the Pathfinder Landing Site

Teacher Handbook: (8 pages - 2,168 kb)

Floods Activity 1: How Does Flowing Water Shape a Planet's Surface?
(14 pages - 5,334 kb)

Floods Activity 2: Can You Make Teardrop Shapes Similar to Those on Mars?
(6 pages - 1,469 kb)

Floods Activity 3: What is Chaotic Terrain? (8 pages - 1,352 kb)

Floods Activity 4: The Scabland Mystery Story (18 pages - 4,092 kb)

Floods Activity 5: Creating a Large-Scale Model of Catastrophic Flooding
(6 pages - 903 kb)

Floods Activity 6: What Can Sand Indicate About How and Where Water Flowed?
(8 pages - 1,345 kb)

Floods Activity 7: Case Study: Were There Catastrophic Floods on Mars?
(14 pages - 2,698 kb)

Floods Activity 8: Preparing for the Mission (12 pages - 2,606 kb)

Image Set for "The Great Martian Floods and Pathfinder Landing Site"
(19 images - 2,038 kb)

The Grand Canyon of Mars and How It Formed

Teacher Handbook: (8 pages - 1,558 kb)

Canyons Activity 1: How Does the Uplift Affect a Planet's Surface?
(8 pages - 1,663 kb)

Canyons Activity 2: How Does the Flow of Groundwater Affect a Planet's
(10 pages - 2,313 kb)

Canyons Activity 3: What Happens When Material is Removed From Beneath a
Surface? (8 pages - 1,589 kb)

Canyons Activity 4: Case Study: How Did Valles Marineris Form?
(20 pages - 3,843 kb)

Canyons Activity 5: Preparing for the Mission: What Questions Has This
Module Raised? (12 pages - 2,207 kb)

Image Set for "The Grand Canyon of Mars and How It Formed"
(13 images - 2,005 kb)

Is There Water on Mars?

Water Preface

Water Activity 1: How Hot Can You Make Water?

Water Activity 2: How Fast Does Water Warm as Ice Melts?

Water Activity 3: How Can We Increase the Height of the Plateau?

Water Activity 4: Do Fish Believe in Water? Do Students Believe in Air?

Water Activity 5: Testing Your Hypothesis by Boiling Water Below Its Boiling

Water Activity 6: Is There Liquid Water on Mars?

Water Activity 7: Where Would You Search for Water on Mars?

Water Appendices
Why Is Water a Priority for Mars Exploration?
What Is So Special About Water?
What Is Distinctive About the Module Series?
Which Scientific Research Techniques Used in Each Module
Resources for Educators Interested in Mars

Image Sets for "Is There Water on Mars?"

Water Image Set A: 15 High Contrast Images
Water Image Set B: The same 15 images processed so that, on a photocopier,
they reproduce better than the high-contrast versions do.

Background Information on the 15 Images in the Image Set

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