Explore Mars with the gang from Ready Jet Go! Then go with them to the huge canyon Valles Marineris and the Mars desert, and visit the Mars rovers.
View the Martian surface by zooming in and out or moving the camera to see what Mars looks like — all from the comfort of your computer and your mouse.
Follow a step-by-step animation showing Curiosity’s descent to the Martian surface. Complete with altitude chart and description of the craft’s processes to get to a landing. Then see Curiosity as it sets down ready to study the new world.
Learn about the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity - discover its parts and what it can do. Check out NASA's Curiosity videos and animations. Then try Experience Curiosity, an interactive that allows you to control a virtual rover to explore the Martian landscape and re-enact Curiosity events.
NASA's Mars for Kids page includes activities, maps, crafts, coloring sheets and more ways to explore the Red Planet.
Learn more about Mars’ moons, Phobos and Deimos.
Check out this Dragonfly TV segment from PBS that shows how infrared imaging can assist in the search for water on Mars.
Launch a rocket, build a rover, or create a game. Take a look at these Mars activity projects you can do at home!
Great sites for kids to learn more about Mars:
• Nine Planets
• American Museum of Natural History
• DK Find Out
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