Mercury Teacher Resources
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Behind the Mission to Mercury
High schoolers read an E-Sheet about the Mission to Mercury. They follow a variety of worksheets and on-line activities that follow the E-Sheet. They discuss several different scenarios regarding space exploration. They analyze one of the different instruments that was aboard the Messenger.
9th - 12th Science
Is There Ice on Mercury?
In this ice on Mercury worksheet, high schoolers read about the data collected from the NASA Messenger and the Arecibo Radio Telescope indicating the possibility of ice on Mercury. Students solve 6 problems including finding the scale of the image, determining the diameter of features in the diagrams, determining the total volume of ice predicted and determining the mass of the ice.
9th - 12th Math
Visit the planet Mercury and learn about its orbit, place in the solar system, and difficult past. Closest to the sun and covered in craters, this planet has had it rough. You'll find out that Mercury is actually a dead planet but still has strange weather, extremely hot and extremely cold.
8 mins 5th - 8th Science
The Transit of Mercury
In this transit of Mercury instructional activity, learners read about Earth and Mercury lining up so that Mercury passes across the disk of the sun from the Earth's view. Students solve 3 problems and they determine the diameter of the solar disk when Mercury crosses the sun, they determine the size of Mercury's appearance and they find the next time the transit of Earth and Mercury will occur.
8th - 10th Math
A slide for each of the planets (including recently downgraded Pluto), the sun, our moon, four of Jupiter's moons, and the rings of Saturn make up this visually appealing PowerPoint. A few facts for each body in the solar system accompany mostly high-quality photographs.
3rd - 6th Science
Solar System Scale & Size
Use a variety of whole fruits to represent the different planets in the solar system to introduce scale sizes to your math or space science class. They follow suit by creating a non-scaled model of the solar system using specific-colored pony beads.
K - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
The Solar System: A Brief Glance
This highly visual video will take learners on a journey through the solar system. Void of narration and accented with music and key facts about each planet, this beautiful clip will inspire as it educates. Have the class take notes based on the facts presented in the video to ensure active engagement.
10 mins 6th - 12th Science
Mercury and Venus
Students learn about the characteristics of the planets Mercury and Venus. In this planets activity, students learn about these planets and their differences from Earth. They also learn how the inventions of engineers have made it possible to learn about these planets.
3rd - 5th Science
Scale of Solar System
After the previous video in this series, class members should have a general grasp of the relatives sizes of the earth and sun. This video talks further about distances between the planets and gives a sense of their and other main bodies' positioning to scale.
13 mins 7th - 10th Science
The Solar System Walk
A unique lesson on the solar system, and some of the mathematics associated with it, is here for your high schoolers. Pupils are put into groups of four, and each group is assigned one of the planets from our solar system. They must perform mathematical conversions and calculations to determine their planet's distance from the sun.
11th - 12th Science