Planet Designer: Kelvin Climb

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It's time to get those creative juices flowing! This second lesson in a series of five continues allowing pupils to design their own planets. It the same format as the first, but, this time, allows learners to alter greenhouse gases to attempt to create a planet with liquid water on the surface.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a flipped classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • Student worksheet found through link provided under Advanced Preparation
  • Prior knowledge of greenhouse effect, experience using variables, and experience using and interpreting data from tables required
  • Each pupil needs access to a computer with Flash or an executable file installed
Pros

  • Comprehensive lesson plan
  • Includes a pre-activity assessment and post-activity assessment
  • Activity can be completed independently
Cons

  • None
Common Core