The NASA Kids Web site has been designed to teach children about space. There are games, activities, and information about space on the site.
Students will use the Internet to discover the planet Mars.
Students will color an online picture of Mars on-line.
Suggested Additional Activities
Read the information about Mars shown under the picture to the class. Click on another planet and read the information about it to the class. Make a chart for the class that shows facts about each planet.
Allow students to choose another coloring book on the navigation bar at the bottom of the webpage and color it.
Have the class work in groups to make a large solar system model. Assign each group a planet to make.
Scroll down and click Scenes from Boston. Click the photos to make them larger.
Click back and click The Boston Common. Click the photos to make them larger.
What do people do at Boston Common?
About the Site
This site provides a beautiful series of photos taken by photographers from The Boston Globe, the city's largest newspaper. You may want to have students explore the Freedom Trail link to see places historically relevant to the American Revolution.
What to Do
Ask children to share what they know about a large city like Boston. Can they name a Boston attraction?
Demonstrate how to navigate the site. Show them any attractions they have named.
Discuss what children can learn from looking at the photos. What is the weather like in Boston? What do people do for entertainment? Why would tourists visit?