|Temperature on Mars (KS3 and KS4)
Students will begin by comparing the range of temperatures on the Earth, Mars and the Moon, using the student worksheet.
They will then have to plot the temperature over a ten-day period from 4 September to 13 September, as measured by three different craft that landed on the surface of Mars:
|* Viking 1 - 1976
|* Viking 2 - 1976
|* Pathfinder - 1997
They will use these plots to answer questions about the temperatures on Mars and how this relates to our Earth. They will then investigate how the temperature changes over a 24-hour period, from 2pm on 9 September to 2pm on the 10 September, and again answer questions about what they observe.