First Powerpoint lesson in Unit IV. A comprehensive and updated study of the inner planets Mercury and Venus. Several short video links are included to further student understanding. Instructor notes are included in the slide sorter section to help explain the graphics and to answer student FAQ's - and a 20-question interactive quiz/review at kahoot.it is also included as a link in the last slide.
Terms/concepts in this lesson include:
(physical data), Inferior/superior conjunction, aphelion and perihelion, Mariner 10, MESSENGER, Caloris Basin, Spider basin, “weird terrain,” scarps, magnetic field, differentiation, polar ice, topography
(physical data), Venera, Magellan, Pioneer, Maxwell Montes, albedo, inferior and superior conjunction, axial tilt, runaway greenhouse effect, atmospheric pressure, infrared, sulfuric acid, volcanism
All Unit IV Powerpoints; Activinspire reviews; student worksheets; activities; assessments etc. can be downloaded by going to "Complete Astronomy Unit IV The Inner Planets" zip File.
Astronomy Unit IV Lesson I "Mercury & Venus"
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