Solar System Formation and Extra-Solar Planets

Has the solar system always been like it is today? A lesson presentation begins with a discussion of the formation of our solar system. It continues with a compare and contrast of the inner and outer planets. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the opening questions as an exit card at the conclusion of the lesson
  • Have pupils create a scale model of the solar system using the diameter and distance data in the presentation
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a basic understanding of the solar system
  • Document is easily editable to fit your curriculum
  • Emphasizes important scientific vocabulary throughout the lesson
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