The Moons of Mars Explained—Phobos and Deimos

Mars has twice as many moons as the earth, but they are pretty tiny in comparison. Learn about the origin and characteristics of the moons of Mars in a video lesson in the Kurzgesagt playlist. Scholars learn many interesting facts including their eventual escape.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils determine the number of their hometowns that would fit on the surface of Mars' moons
  • Pair with additional videos in the playlist to compare and contrast different features
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of the makeup of the solar system
Pros

  • Provides strong visual references
  • Narrator gives clear information and explanations
Cons

  • None