Today we are learning about Mars with our Mars Facts printables. Download the Fun Facts About Mars, print them out and have fun while you learn these fascinating facts about Mars and Space. Our printable PDF of fun facts includes two pages full of Mars images and facts about Mars that kids of all ages will enjoy at home or in the classroom.
Free printable Mars facts for kids
Did you know that Mars, the fourth planet from the sun, is named after the Roman god of war? In fact, it is the smallest planet in the solar system after Mercury. There are so many cool things about Mars that you probably don’t know, which is why we’re so excited to share these fun Mars facts with you. Click the green button to download and print the fun facts about Mars.
They’re also a great learning resource for home, classroom, or virtual learning environments any time of the year. Did you know that scientists think humans may one day live on Mars? What a crazy thought!
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- Mars is the fourth planet from the sun in our solar system.
- Named after the Roman god of war, Mars is also known as the Red Planet because of its color, which comes from the large amounts of iron oxide in its rocks and soil.
- Mars is the second smallest planet in our solar system after Mercury and is about half the size of Earth.
- Temperatures can reach 20°C (68°F) at the equator of Mars, but they can drop to -140°C (-220°F) at the poles.
- Mars has two moons named Deimos and Phobos, named after the two horses that pull the chariot of the Roman god of war.
- A day on Mars lasts 24 hours and 37 minutes, while a year is 1.9 Earth years.
- The tilt of Mars’ axis is 25 degrees, meaning the planet experiences seasons like we do.
- Mars has 37% weaker gravity than Earth, which means you could jump 3x higher than Earth.
- Mars has many channels, plains, and canyons that may have been formed by water erosion.
- Mars has the tallest mountain in our solar system, a volcano called Olympus Mons, which is three times the height of Mount Everest.
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