Link to the video on Youtube is included in the title if the DVD or video tape is not available. 13-18 questions that students can answer in order while watching the video. Excellent series from the History Channel that includes the latest CGI and easy-to -understand professional astronomer explanations.
Season 1 Episode 8 "Venus & Mercury - The Inner Planets" History Channel website synopsis: "Scorched by their proximity to the sun, Mercury and Venus are hostile worlds; one gouged with craters from cosmic collisions and the other a vortex of sulfur, carbon dioxide and acid rain. Prime examples of planets gone awry, do they serve as a warning for ominous scenarios that might someday threaten Earth? Cutting-edge computer graphics are used to show what life would be on other planets and to imagine what kind of life forms might evolve in alien atmospheres."
Terms and concepts include:
runaway greenhouse effect
planetary physical characteristics
Astronomy Video: "Universe: Venus & Mercury - The Inner Planets"
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