A detailed 67-slide PowerPoint
that introduces the major topics in a typical middle school / early high school unit on basic astronomy.
Through text, pictures and animations, this presentation introduces numerous topics.
- Earth in space
- Revolution vs. rotation
- Day and night
- Lunar and solar eclipses
- Spring vs. neap tides
- The solar system
- The Sun
- Terrestrial planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars)
- Gaseous planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune)
- Pluto and why it is considered a dwarf planet
- Dwarf planets
- Other bodies in our solar system (e.g. comets meteoroids, etc.).
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