Center for Mars Exploration Concept Maps NASA

These web pages are in the form of concept maps, tools for organizing and representing knowledge. Concepts, usually enclosed in boxes, can be events or objects, real or abstract (e.g. “ocean”, “pathway”, “deep”, “process”). Concepts may also consist of a phrase (e.g. “small organic molecules”, “heat from the Earth’s interior”). Two or more concepts are linked with words describing the relationship (e.g. “Mars is red”, “Human Body temperature typically 98.6 degrees”). Some concepts have Icons attached to them. This is to show there is more information available. By clicking on the icon, one or more choices appear. Selecting one of these choices will load a new web page. Concept Map icons will open new concept maps, movie icons will open a movie, etc. By doing this, one can easily browse through a set of maps.