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Tour the Moon or Mars with Google Earth

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Patrons use Google Earth computer software to observe the geography of their own area. They then virtuallyvisit the same lattitude and longitude on the Moon and Mars!

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Add a Tech Twist Required. This activity requires the use of a computer.
Hints for uses in your library Download and use the Google Earth software ahead of your program. Facilitate a conversation with the participants about their observations. For example, in Google Moon, discuss the major differences visible on the lunar surface. Icons will appear on the surface indicating spacecraft imagery, the locations of Apollo landers, or information about geologic features.
Related Links Websites:
NASA: Moon to Mars
Facts About the Moon
NASA Spaceplace: The Moon
The Moon's Phases in Oreos
NASA on Earth's Moon
Exploring the Moon Educator Guide
On the Moon Educator Guide

Images:
Earth's Moon

Videos:
European Space Agency Video: Building a Moon Base
NOVA video: Extreme Temperatures on the Moon
NASA Scientific Visualization Studio: Tour of the Moon 4k
Kid on the Moon
NASA | BEST: Living on the Moon
Originating Source National Center for Interactive Learning
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Tour the Moon or Mars with Google Earth

Tour the Moon or Mars with Google Earth

Patrons use Google Earth computer software to observe the geography of their own area. They then virtuallyvisit the same lattitude and longitude on the Moon and Mars!