Terrestrial Planets Teacher Resources
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Characteristics of Inner PlanetsLesson Planet
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Aspiring astronomers assess the inner planets using this handout. They read about the characteristics of each, noting that all four of them have rocky surfaces. Rotation and revolution are introduced, including Venus' retrograde...
Temperature of Inner PlanetsLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Mars, Earth, and Venus contain atmospheres that generate weather. Young scientists explore the temperature of inner planets. They create a model simulating the greenhouse effect before researching and answering guided questions to...
Planet Scaling using Extra Terrestrial ToolsLesson Planet
7th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Your class will use a set scale to convert diameters of planets to the model size, the diagram given to expand on the number of planets drawn as concentric circles, and examine the scale that would be needed to fit the larger planets on...
Could We Actually Live on Mars?Lesson Planet
4 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What would be the best place to live on Mars? A fascinating look at the geographical of Mars is sure to intrigue the future astronomers in your middle or high school class. A short video introduces learners to the different...
The Engine of LifeLesson Planet
5th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
There is a specific zone, or distance from a star, that a planet must be in order to have water in a liquid form. The activity demonstrates how flux density depends on its distance from the source. A photovoltaic cell gets power to drive...
What Studying Earth Can Tell Us About Life on MarsLesson Planet
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Most research about life on Mars actually happens on Earth. An installment of the SciShow Space series introduces young scientists to the process of learning about one planet by studying our own. They observe photos of the similar...