Mars Facts for Kids – 5 Magnificent Facts about Mars

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Have you thought about how life on Mars look like? Or why it looks so red? Here are five magnificent facts about Mars for kids.

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Mars the red planet

Mars Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: You Can Jump Higher on Mars

You could jump really high on Mars! Mars’ gravity is 37% weaker than here on Earth, this means that you could jump three times higher on Mars than you can on Earth!

Mars Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: Days are Longer on Mars

Mars’ years and days are longer than ours! Its years are longer because it is further away from the sun than the Earth!

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Planet Mars at space

Mars Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Is it Really Warm on Mars?

The red planet isn’t actually very warm! Maybe you’d think that because of its colour Mars must be warm, but really it is quite cold. The planet’s atmosphere is so thin that it doesn’t hold very much heat that it gets from the sun, in summer it can get to 20 degrees Celsius but in winter it can get to -100 degrees Celsius – that’s pretty chilly!

Mars Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: Why Mars is Red?

Mars is actually Red because of something other than temperature. The soil, rocks and dust covering the planet are made from Iron Oxide which gives the planet its iconic red colour.

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Sticker template with Mars planet

Mars Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: How did Mars Get it’s Name?

Mars is named after the Roman God of War, but what’s even more interesting is that the two moons that orbit Mars are named after the horses that pulled the God’s chariot – Deimos and Phobos.

We hope you enjoyed learning more things about Mars as much as we loved teaching you about them. Now that you know how majestic these planets are, you can move on to learn about other ones like: Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune.

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