Ch 1: Mars for Elementary School

About This Chapter

Use the lessons in this chapter on Mars to help your elementary students understand more about the red planet. You can use these lessons to spark students' interest, help them prepare for tests, or as classroom or homework assignments.

Mars for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

Teach your students about one of Earth's nearest neighbors by adding this chapter on Mars to your regular science instruction. These short, fun text lessons provide comprehensive, interesting information that will keep your students engaged. The quick lesson quizzes help you check their retention and comprehension, while the chapter test allows you to measure their overall mastery of the material.

Chapter Topics

  • Atmosphere and climate on Mars
  • Possibility of life on Mars
  • What the Mars Curiosity Rover is
  • Why we call it Mars, and whether or not we could live there
  • How strong Mars' gravity is

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with learning about Mars will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about Mars.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the climate, atmosphere and gravity of Mars
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about whether or not there is life on Mars
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about gravity on Mars
  • Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover the Mars-related topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about Mars.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands Mars by completing the Mars for Elementary School chapter exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 1: Mars for Elementary School
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Mars Lesson for Kids: Atmosphere & Climate

1. Mars Lesson for Kids: Atmosphere & Climate

As one of our neighboring planets, scientists have studied the features of Mars for many years. There have even been spacecraft sent there to study this mysterious planet. This lesson explores Mars' atmosphere and climate.

Is There Life on Mars? - Lesson for Kids

2. Is There Life on Mars? - Lesson for Kids

Mars is a planet that truly captures our imagination. Many have wondered through the decades, is there life on this red planet? Join us as we discover what scientists have learned about life on Mars.

Mars Curiosity Rover Facts: Lesson for Kids

3. Mars Curiosity Rover Facts: Lesson for Kids

The Mars Curiosity Rover has been roaming the surface of Mars for about four years. As it explores the planet, it is looking for life that may have existed. Find out more about this robotic explorer in this lesson.

How Did Mars Get Its Name? - Lesson for Kids

4. How Did Mars Get Its Name? - Lesson for Kids

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter. Have you ever wondered how the planets got their names? In this lesson you will learn how one planet - Mars - got its name.

Gravity on Mars: Lesson for Kids

5. Gravity on Mars: Lesson for Kids

Mars is a planet that differs from Earth in many ways, including color, size and atmosphere. It even differs in gravity: but by how much? In this lesson, we'll take a look at how much gravity is on our neighboring red planet.

Can People Live on Mars? - Lesson for Kids

6. Can People Live on Mars? - Lesson for Kids

It is our neighbor in the solar system, it's red, and we are fascinated by it. Humans are sending satellites and rovers to this planet as much as we can. Read about Mars and discover the answer to humanities greatest question: Can we live on Mars?

Mars Experiments for Kids

7. Mars Experiments for Kids

In this experiment, you'll be figuring out why Mars is called the 'red planet'. After this experiment, you'll be able to explain why Mars appears red and why some soil on Earth also appears different colors.

Facts about Mars' Moons: Lesson for Kids

8. Facts about Mars' Moons: Lesson for Kids

Learn about the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos. This lesson covers how the moons got their names, what they look like, similarities and differences between the two, and where they come from.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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