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Day 96: The Inner Planets January 25, 2007

Posted by Admin in Astronomy, Video.

To start a short, two-day unit on the planets of our solar system, we began by watching a video clip all about the formation of the solar system. The focus of the discussion was regarding the formation of planets since we’ve already covered star formation in the stellar life cycle unit. If you would like to view the video again, click play below:

Following the video clip, we discussed why the inner planets are rocky with solid cores and the outer planets are composed mainly of dense gasses. We then constructed flash cards for the four inner planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Tomorrow we’ll complete the flash card set with cards for the outer planets. Next week we’ll spend two days focusing on the sun before we review and test out of the Astronomy unit.



1. Day 97: The Outer Planets « THS Earth/Space Science - January 26, 2007

[…] Gontesky in Astronomy, Homework. trackback Yesteday we made flashcards for the inner planets (see Day 96).  Today we completed the flashcards for the outer planets:  Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, and […]

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