How to Catch a Dwarf Planet—Triton

Neptune has more than its share of moons with 14, although Triton takes the prize for the largest. Study the origin and behavior of Neptune's moons with a video lesson from the Kurzgesagt playlist.  <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}-->

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Continue to study dwarf planets following the video lesson
  • Use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast Triton with the earth's moon
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects an understanding of the makeup of the solar system
Pros

  • Animations help illustrate the motion and behavior of the moons
  • Humor adds interest to the presentation
Cons

  • None