Lessons for Planets

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  • The Outer Planets - … the planet. Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. click for copyright Uranus is the next planet in line; the seventh planet from … is the next outer planet and the eighth planet from our Sun. It is the fourth largest planet, another gas planet, and so big … (representing planets) and listing the characteristics of each planet inside a circle. Lesson Summary Assessment Exploring the Outer Planets: The outer planets and Pluto …
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  • Planet Impactn - … its acceleration near the planet. Since we are keeping the mass of the planet and the distance from the planet (expressed as the … large gravitational force that the comet slammed into the planet. Extensions to Planet Impact! Comet Cratering Students will discover what happens when comets or asteroids hit the surface of a Jovian planet and a terrestrial planet/moon. Using marbles of different sizes, they will …
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  • How Do Atmospheres Affect Planetary Temperatures? - … that the atmosphere of a planet plays a role in maintaining the surface temperature of the planet. Planets with atmospheres have higher temperatures … when it hits the surface of the planet? What happens to the planet? Why does the planet eventually reach an equilibrium temperature? In … bills towards the planet. (A total of 200 units reaching the planet). When the student acting as the planet's surface receives these …
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  • Mercury, Venus, and Earth - … ? (Venus) What planet has numerous volcanoes on its surface? (Venus) What planet is called Earth's sister planet? (Venus) What planet has a young surface? (Venus) What planet's atmosphere is made of carbon dioxide gas? (Venus) What planet is …
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  • In Outer Space! - … discoverer of each planet. Describe why a planet was given its name. Identify unique characteristics of each planet. Describe the planets which can be … this planet have any unique characteristics? 4. Does the planet have rings? If so, describe them. 5. Is this planet similar to other planets … well as the following: * http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/ - Welcome to the Planets (planets and their exploration) * http://ceps.nasm.edu:2020 …
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  • Nine Around the Sun - … comparisons between planets. 2. Begin discussion of planet placement from the sun. Ask inquiry questions, such as What keeps the planets in their … spinning motion causes centrifugal force that is pushing the planet outward. The planets orbit is the exact spot where the gravitational pull … . Day 7 1. Review planet characteristics by asking each planet group to tell five facts about their planet. Orally review gravitational pulls and …
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  • Planets - … : * A basic definition of the word " planet;" * How to recognize planets in the night sky; * How planets and stars differ from each other … name to his/her potential planet, or you can just name the planet after the student- i.e., 'planet Joey.' [Note: You may … planets.] G) OPTIONAL: Use the images in the " Planet Tour" folder in the " Planets" directory on the Lesson Media DVD to discuss the planets
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  • Journey Through the Solar System - … Relative Size Table Cardboard Make Models of the Planets Table Distances between Planets Table Bulletin Board Solar System Distances From the Sun … ball of clay with the right diameter for each planet. If your planet has rings, cut out the cardboard to make rings … models in the order shown on the Size of Planets Table. What planet is nearest the Sun? Explain to the students to … the sizes of the planets. Ask students which is the largest planet? Ask students which is the smallest planet? Is there any pattern …
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  • Try This on for Size! - … of our solar system core - innermost center of a planet terrestrial planets - planets with a mostly metal core, Earth-like size and composition … define the meaning of terrestrial planet. Discuss which planets are considered to be terrestrial planets. How are terrestrial planets like Earth? (Show the students the man-made satellite orbiting the planet
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  • Hunt for Alien Earths - … answer to the question "Are there other Earth-like planets in the universe?" Planet Orbital Period (yr) Avg. Distance from Sun (AU … , Earth is a relatively small planet, which makes finding Earth-sized planets around other stars extremely difficult. Larger planets, similar to Jupiter and … stars? Fortunately, planets exert a small, yet detectable, influence on their parent stars. A planet and a star (or a planet and a …
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