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.
- Set up stations around the room, each with a different simulation, and have learners work through them at their own pace
- Activity is downloadable
- Each pupil needs a computer with Internet access
- This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
- The embedded videos and manipulations are engaging
- For visually impaired learners, there is screen reader compatibility