Our Solar System

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The presentation starts with the scientists who made discoveries about our solar system: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe, Kepler, and Newton. It also covers the planets, inner, outer, and Pluto, satellites, and an in-depth discussion of the sun.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Research the other dwarf planets not mentioned in the presentation
  • Use the presentation template with a lecture; provide the video to students who were absent
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson best fits as an introduction to the solar system
  • This is the 23rd presentation in a series of 26 related resources
  • Includes 18 worksheets to supplement the material in the video
  • Video includes colloquialisms that are not necessarily common to all pupils
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