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Orbit paths of terrestrial planets shown in relation to the sun.

Student Application

The amazing clarity of new Hubble photography helps introduce the new definitions of planets, dwarf planets and small solar system bodies to help us expand and refine our growing understanding of the Solar System.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand about the planets and dwarf planets in our solar system.
  2. Students will determine the order of the planets and learn the differences between the terrestrial and jovian planets.
  3. Students will learn about the size, landforms, atmosphere, temperature, moons, rotation, and orbit of the te...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Model of the Solar System. Ask students to work in pairs or small groups. Using classroom supplies (or have students brainstorm supplies they can bring from home and complete the project in two days) have groups construct a small scale model of the solar system. Students should make sure that their planets are comparatively sized, that they...

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Orbit

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Orbit

Student Application

Take a closer look at the Moon and find out what makes Earth's nearest neighbor so unique.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand the moons relationship to Earth.
  2. Students will describe the composition of the moon.
  3. Students will understand the effects of gravity on the moon.
  4. Students will detail the phases of the moon.


Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    Lead a short discussion with the following questions. (You might want to record the responses so you can check for accuracy afterward.) Which is larger the sun or the moon or Earth? Does the moon have water on it? Or air? Or plants? Or animals? Ask the class to tell you what shape to expect to see in the sk...

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Orbit

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Asset: Orbit

Moon orbiting the Earth.

Student Application

Take a closer look at the Moon and find out what makes Earth's nearest neighbor so unique.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand the moons relationship to Earth.
  2. Students will describe the composition of the moon.
  3. Students will understand the effects of gravity on the moon.
  4. Students will detail the phases of the moon.


Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    Lead a short discussion with the following questions. (You might want to record the responses so you can check for accuracy afterward.) Which is larger the sun or the moon or Earth? Does the moon have water on it? Or air? Or plants? Or animals? Ask the class to tell you what shape to expect to see in the sk...

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