PowerPoint Unit II – Lesson II “Spacecraft Exploration of the Solar System." This lesson describes the robotic missions to the planets; their discoveries and some of the future missions planned in space.
PowerPoint lessons include several short video links for further understanding of the subject; many graphics and instructor notes (slide sorter) to help in answering student FAQ's. A 20-question interactive quiz/review at Kahoot.it! is included in the last slide.
A separate student worksheet is also available as a note guide for each lesson.
All PowerPoint lessons; ActivInspire programs; student worksheets; assessments and activities can be found under the "Complete Astronomy Unit II The Solar System" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts in this lesson include:
Mariner, Viking, Voyager, Galileo, Cassini, Venera, MESSENGER, Mars Express, New Horizons, Mars Global Surveyor, MRO, MOM, Mars Odyssey, Juno, Mars rovers, Mars colony, gravity assist, Pioneer, Spirit, Opportunity, Curiosity, Magellan, Pathfinder, Sojourner, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Jupiter's moons, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Ceres, Pluto, KBO's
Astronomy Unit II Lesson II “Spacecraft Exploration of the Solar System”
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