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Temperature of Inner Planets

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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 determine what variables impact temperature.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss why the inner planets are also known as the terrestrial planets
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes prior knowledge of the inner planets and measuring in Celsius
  • Requires a free account for the teacher and students
  • Aligns with McGraw-Hill textbooks
  • Follows a 5E format
  • Provides a high level of student engagement throughout
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