These lessons and assessment focus on an introduction to the terrestrial planets of the solar system. We examine the surface, atmosphere, composition, and orbits of each planet. In the assessment, students are asked to apply their new knowledge to Venn diagrams.
This lesson introduces students to the planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Students will learn about the atmosphere, composition, orbits, and surface conditions of each planet. There are a variety of images and web links included with the lesson for providing students a closer look at each planet.
This folder contains images of Mercury, Venus, and Mars, for use with the "Terrestrial Planets (except Earth)" lesson. Additionally, all source and licensing information is available in the "Description" section of the image.
The lesson introduces students to their home planet Earth and our only satellite, the Moon. This lesson focuses on an overview of Earth, the formation of the Moon, the role gravity plays between the Earth and the Moon, and the characteristics of the Moon.