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Mars For Kids Writing Projects

Mars for Kids! Come explore Mars along with the NASA Mars landers, Spirit and Opportunity. Games and Information for Mars Projects.

BBCi – Space – Mars
A travel guide. We recommend a summer visit, when the temperature can reach a pleasant 27ºC.

Be a Martian
Become a citizen of Mars in the age of virtual exploration and the human-robotic partnership. An interactive site built by NASA just for kids.

 

Why is Mars so important to explore?

 

Blast off on a Mars Adventure
Would you like to go to Mars? What would you take to keep from getting bored on the long journey? Play the Mars Adventure game and blast off to Mars.

Destination Mars
Could humans explore Mars? Using inflatable habitats, producing oxygen and rocket fuel on Mars instead of lugging it all from Earth, and recycling air and water would all lighten the load.


A Heartfelt Goodbye to a Spirited Mars Rover
Since the last communication from Spirit on March 22, 2010 (Sol 2210), as she entered her fourth Martian winter, nothing has been heard from her. There is a continued silence from the Gusev site on Mars.

Latest News From Spirit and Opportunity
Straight from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Lots of photos of Mars and of the Mars landers, Spirit and Opportunity.

Let’s Go to Mars
You and your crew are about to blast off to Mars! Now you must decide what to take on the long journey in space. You will be allowed to take only 10 items.

Life on Mars Wordsearch Puzzle
Can you find words like “Elysiummons” and “Kaseivallis” in this word search puzzle of Martian words?

Mars Climate Orbiter 1/24 Scale Model
This detailed scale model is a construction project which is probably not appropriate for people younger than about ten years of age, depending on skill and motivation. You’ll need a printer, some card stock, and a few other items listed in the assembly instructions.


Mars Exploration Program
Since our first close-up picture of Mars in 1965, spacecraft voyages to the Red Planet have revealed a world strangely familiar, yet different enough to challenge our perceptions of what makes a planet work. NASA.

Mars Fun Zone
Games, activities, and special events. Learn more about Mars! Find the latest images. From NASA.

Mars Retrograde
Every two years or so, there are a couple of months when Mars’ position from night to night seems to change direction and move east to west. This strange behavior was very puzzling to early skywatchers. Did the planet really stop, back up, change its mind, and then continue to move forward? Did it have some weird, mystical meaning?

Mars Rover Blog
If the two Mars Rovers could write about what they see and do, this is what their blog or diary would look like.

Mars Science Lab
Scheduled to launch in the fall of 2011, Mars Science Laboratory is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. Mars Science Laboratory is a rover that will assess whether Mars ever was, or is still today, an environment able to support microbial life. In other words, its mission is to determine the planet’s “habitability.”

NASA’s M2K4: Roaming the Red Planet
“Hey, we’re on the planet!” Flashy interactive site about the 2004 rovers on Mars. Lots of pictures. THE site about Mars.

Steve the Cat Visits Mars
Steve has always dreamed of putting the first paw prints on Mars. Steve has always felt that it is much more logical to send a cat, instead of a human, first. A cat’s small size makes the flight hardware much smaller and lighter. Also, the sands of Mars make for one big litter box!


Your Weight on Other Worlds
Find your weight on Mars and other planets and solar system moons. I do definitely NOT want to weigh in on a neutron star!

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