This Looking Inside Planets lesson plan also includes:
All of the gas giant's atmospheres consist of hydrogen and helium, the same gases that make up all stars. The third in a series of 22, the activity challenges pupils to make scale models of the interiors of planets in order to compare/contrast them. Groups share and discuss their models.
- Placing learners in eight groups allows each planet to be represented
- Pre-script discussion questions for when the class presents their models or at the conclusion of the activity; discussion questions are not included in this activity
- If you are giving a grade, design a short rubric for the models
- Assumes the class can do unit conversions
- Provides list of planetary interior data for group use
- Activity is simple and easy to incorporate into a unit on studying planets