Overview: Mars' moon, Phobos facts

Overview
of "Fast Facts: Mars' moon, Phobos"
Description:
Fast Facts: Mars' moon, Phobos is a table that lists the moon's age, location, average distance from Mars, diameter, orbital period around Mars, mass, and distinguishing features. A picture of Phobos is included. There is a similar table for Mars' moon, Deimos.
Format(s) available: Printer-friendly Web page
Grades: Adaptable, at teacher's discretion
How to use it in the classroom

Fast Facts: Mars' moon, Phobos can be used alone to:

Find information about Mars' moon, Phobos.

Fast Facts: Mars' moon, Phobos can be used with the tables listing the characteristics of the eight planets to:

Recognize and order large numbers. Have students arrange the Sun, moons, and planets from least to most massive or from smallest to largest in diameter.

Calculate the gravitational force between Mars and Phobos. Use Newton's law of gravitation, the distance between Phobos and Mars, and the masses of the two objects to determine the gravitational force between them (recommended for grades 10-12).

Related materials

See the Solar System section on "Teaching tools" page.



Overview: Mars' moon, Phobos facts