Planet Designer: What’s Trending Hot?

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Excite scholars to design their own planet in this first of five lessons. The lesson starts with a pre-activity assessment, a complete lesson plan that is easy to implement, and a post-activity assessment that would look great displayed for open house. Along the way, pupils will learn about planetary temperature and what factors contribute to a planet having liquid water at the surface.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Resource works well in a flipped classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • Each learner needs access to a computer with Flash or executable file installed
  • Prior knowledge of greenhouse effect, Celsius scale, and ability to use data tables is required
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Comprehensive lesson plan
Cons

  • None
Common Core