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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.
After reading a short excerpt about Mercury, 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. An answer sheet is provided.
In this ice on Mercury worksheet, 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.
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.
In this solar system worksheet, learners color a detailed picture of the planet Mercury. Students answer 5 essay questions about the planet.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read about the planet Mercury. Students then answer 5 questions about the text.
In this problem solving learning exercise, students solve the math problems about the planet Mercury. Students show their work, label their answers, and complete 5 problems.
In this planet science instructional activity, students learn 7 facts about the planet Mercury. Students also read a short paragraph about the planet.
Students learn information about the planets Mercury, Venus, and Earth by playing a trivia game.
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.
In this inner planets worksheet, students look at a chart about Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars to complete three bar graphs. They answer seven questions about the planets using the data.
In this planets worksheet, students review the characteristics of the inner planets: Mars, Venus, Earth, and Mercury. This worksheet has 15 multiple choice questions.
In this inner planet worksheet, 5th graders will complete a graphic organizer by writing in information about the four inner planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.
Learners investigate a topic and prepare a quiz activity. In this space science instructional activity, students investigate one of the planets and construct a quiz for their classmates.
Eighth graders construct scale models of the solar system. They realize the vastness of space.
In this planetary alignments instructional activity, students 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.
First graders identify and explore the four inner planets. In this planet science instructional activity, 1st graders watch a PowerPoint about the planets. Students read the book Our Solar System and discuss the inner planets. Students create a book with a page about each of the four inner planets. Students also complete a search for the Solar System worksheet.
Students learn about the characteristics of the planets Mercury and Venus. In this planets lesson, 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.
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. 
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.

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