Beyond Our Solar System

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Student Application

Join the magnificent review of our Solar System and learn about the structure of different planets, the history of human interest in the Solar system, and the strides we are taking to become better acquainted with our universe.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand that our solar system is made up of planets, moons, asteroids, meteoroids, comets, and our star, the Sun.
  2. Students will understand what are a star, a planet, and a pluton.
  3. Students will realize that there are currently 8 planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupit...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Have a Solar System Quiz to see what the students already know. Ask them questions like: Which planet is the largest? (Jupiter), Which planet is closest to the sun? (Mercury), Which planet is called the red planet? (Mars), What is the largest object in our solar system? (...

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