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Goldilocks and the Three Planets

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Venus is the second brightest object in the night sky after the moon. Here is an interesting lesson that explores three planets — Venus, Earth, and Mars — specifically their surfaces and atmospheres. Through an analysis of their spectra, learners compare the results to known spectra of given elements, looking for commonalities. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Set up stations around the room, each with a different simulation, and have learners work through them at their own pace
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity is downloadable
  • Each pupil needs a computer with Internet access
  • The embedded videos and manipulations are engaging
  • For visually impaired learners, there is screen reader compatibility
  • None
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