Science & Nature

Art and Astronomy: Paint a Mars Landscape

Combine astronomy and art! Examine the landscape of Mars and use your favorite art supplies to create your own scene showing craters, erosion, volcanoes, dry lakes, and canyons.
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55 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


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Class Experience

Learners will examine satellite images for craters, fault lines, volcanoes, dry lakes, and other geologic features on other planets and moons.
Learners will discuss the geography and geology of Mars.
Learners will create an image depicting a Martian landscape.
I teach astronomy at the American Museum of Natural History and look forward to exploring space with your learner!
To create your Mars landscape, you will need:
-a large piece of paper - if you are using watercolor, I recommend watercolor paper
-pencil and eraser
-paint or other art supplies of your choice
-brushes, if using paint
-cup of water to clean brush
-paper towel or cloth to dry brush
-ruler or other straight edge
-circular objects of various sizes, such as paper towel roll, empty cup, etc.
-printout of vocabulary, provided by instructor
-printout of planning page, provided by instructor
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will examine open source satellite images provided by NASA/JPL.


Lisa Greenhut
Lives in the United States
Museum educator, science enthusiast and homeschooling parent
395 total reviews
265 completed classes

About Me

My name is Lisa and I love science! I'm a science educator at the American Museum of Natural History, and I want to bring science classes straight to you. Some of my favorite topics are:
-Rocks and Minerals - Geology rocks!
-Volcanoes - Explosive... 
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