Second lesson in Unit IV. A comprehensive and up to date lesson on the inner planets Earth and Mars. A comparative planetology exercise using a Venn Diagram is also included. This PowerPoint lesson will most likely take two class periods. Several short videos (links) are included to further student understanding and a 20-question review/quiz program at Kahoot.it is provided as a link in the last slide. Instructor notes are also included in the slide sorter section to help explain the graphics and to answer student FAQ's.
All Unit IV Powerpoints; Activinspire reviews; student worksheets; activities; assessments etc. can be downloaded by going to the "Complete Astronomy Unit IV The Inner Planets" zip file.
Term/concepts in this lesson include:
EARTH: (some topics also covered in Unit III “Earth /Moon System”)
physical characteristics; mantle, crust, inner and outer core, lithosphere, atmosphere, life
Mariner, Viking, Pathfinder, Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, Odyssey, Global Surveyor, Curiosity, Olympus Mons, Valles Marineris, Tharsis, Hellas, Asaph Hall, Phobos, Deimos, polar ice caps, seasons, opposition, “Face on Mars," water evidence, atmosphere, future missions, life
Astronomy Unit IV Lesson II "Earth & Mars"
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