Zip file of the complete Unit IV Astronomy "The Inner Planets."
Includes an assessment folder with answer keys; student worksheets, activities and reviews in both Word and PDF format.
Files also include two comprehensive PowerPoint lessons with up-to-date information and instructor slide sorter notes; many graphics and links to short videos and a 20-question interactive quiz/review at kahoot.it that is also included as a link in the last slide; three supporting review programs with separate PDF files for color printable student worksheets; student outline notes/worksheets for each PPT lesson; assessments that include a quiz for each lesson and a unit test (in both PDF and in Word); suggested textbook assignments using the "Astronomy Today" 6th edition Chaisson/McMillan with PDF chapter text files; activator questions/syllabus and other activities for beginning astronomy students.
A video worksheet folder has also been added which provides the video link to youtube in the title if the DVD or video tape is not available. Worksheets include the History Channel's Universe series "Mars: The New Evidence; Venus and Mercury: Inner Planets" and the new Cosmos series with Neil deGrasse Tyson Episode #13 "The World Set Free" which discusses Venus and the greenhouse effect on Earth (video link is not currently available on youtube for Cosmos). The videos can be used when studying the topics in this unit. Students can answer the questions in order while watching the video.
Unit Four terms include:
(physical data), Inferior/superior conjunction, aphelion and perihelion, Mariner 10, MESSENGER, Caloris basin, Spider basin, “weird terrain,” scarps, magnetic field, differentiation, polar ice
(physical data), Venera, Magellan, Pioneer, Maxwell Montes, albedo, runaway greenhouse effect, atmospheric pressure, infrared, sulfuric acid, volcanism, axial tilt
EARTH: (some topics also covered in Unit III “Earth /Moon System”)
physical characteristics; mantle, crust, inner and outer core, lithosphere, atmosphere, life
(physical data), Mariner, Viking, Pathfinder, Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, Odyssey, Global Surveyor, Curiosity, Phoenix, Olympus Mons, Valles Marineris, Tharsis, Phobos, Deimos, polar ice caps, seasons, opposition, “Face on Mars," water evidence, atmosphere, future missions, life
Complete Astronomy Unit IV "The Inner Planets" Zip File Updated
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