Mercury Teacher Resources
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Behind the Mission to Mercury
Learners 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 4 Views 7 Downloads
Is There Ice on Mercury?
In this ice on Mercury learning exercise, students 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 3 Views 15 Downloads
The Transit of Mercury
In this transit of Mercury worksheet, students 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 3 Views 5 Downloads
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 3 Views 1 Download
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 49 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Designed
After reading a short excerpt about the planet named after the Roman god of war, Mars, your class will answer four comprehension questions. The worksheet challenges them to fold over the paper and answer the questions without referring back to the excerpt.
4th - 7th Science 13 Views 143 Downloads
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 4 Views 29 Downloads
In this planetary alignments instructional activity, learners use 2 different methods to find out when planet alignments will occur. They use a three number series and they use least common multiples to find out when Mercury and Venus will align.
8th - 10th Math 3 Views 6 Downloads
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 8 Views 6 Downloads
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 8 Views 29 Downloads
Making Models of the Solar System
Students make several models of the solar system to learn the positions of the planets in the solar system as well as relative distances and sizes. Creation of these models will help them identify the planets by size, shape, color, features, and position in the solar system.
1st - 5th Math 56 Views 282 Downloads
New Review Our Solar System - Fact Cards
Which planet in our solar system has no moons, is very small, and has days equal to 58 days on earth? Mercury! Find these and other fun facts about all eight planets and the sun to print out for your classroom. There is a satellite image and a fact sheet for each planet.
K - 4th Science 5 Views 5 Downloads
The Sun's Shadow
Aspiring astronomers read about the planet Mercury, focusing especially on its relative position to the sun. Fill-in-the-blank and short-answer questions assess their reading comprehension. Learners are also expected to use an encyclopedia to answer the question, "Why is Mercury's sky always black?
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads