Geology of Mars
Here you will learn about six geological processes that are either currently
operating on Mars or have operated during Martian history. These include
the aeolian, cratering,
tectonic, and volcanic
processes. This learning module contains seven sub-modules. One of these
is an introduction that discusses the
general global properties of the planet. The remaining sub-modules represent
each of the six geological processes listed above. Within each sub-module,
a summary description of the process on the Martian surface is provided.
In addition, an Internet-enabled discussion of the topic is also included.
Some suggested discussion questions have been prepared for each sub-module.
Student discussions, however, are not restricted to these questions only.
You are encouraged to pose your own questions and work together to develop
solutions from the World Wide Web. Many useful links are provided. Because
exploration of Mars is an ongoing NASA project, new materials appear on
a regular basis. Becasue of this, it is difficult, if not impossible,
to completely cover each topic. You are, therefore, strongly encouraged
to visit the relevant websites to obtain the latest information.
Acknowledgment: Most of the images used in this learning module are provided