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Unit B and C: The Solar System and its Planets

Unit B:

My Solar System Simulation

Worlds of Wonder Worksheet - to go with My Solar System Simulation

Solar System Overview

The Pluto Files (Nova Video)

Unit C:

Retrograde Motion Video (Write brief summary of what retrograde motion is and why significant to Astronomy)


Solar System Formation (3) Minute Physics

Jagged Little Worlds - Pt 1 (Take Notes. Write summary of each planet afterward). nb25

Light Heavyweights Part 1 (Take notes, write summary of each planet afterward)

Interesting facts about Uranus and Neptune and their moons! (Credibility TBD, Take notes, write summary of each planet afterward)

Mars: The Red Planet: Part 1 (Movie notes provided, write summary of important information at end)



If you miss class for this... Read/watch next three links and write 1/2 page essay responding to the following questions, citing sources where appropriate:

1. Is it ethical to send men on a one-way trip to Mars?

2. Would you go? Why or why not. 

Related Articles:

Mars Scientists find "Strongest Evidence Yet" that planet may have supported life (Jan 2013)

Could the Solar System's Deepest Ocean Harbor Life? (March 2013)


The following links are for your listening pleasure OR for the alternative assessment. (See below for directions)

Gustav Holst’s Suite; The Planets

1.       Mars, the Bringer of War

2.       Venus, the Bringer of Peace

3.       Mercury, the Winged Messenger

4.       Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity

5.       Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age

6.       Uranus, the Magician

7.       Neptune, the Mystic

All in one together...


Venus as Seen from Saturn

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