The worksheet is based on a recent news article about the violent formation of the early solar system. New computer models are discussed that predicts why and how the planets - especially Jupiter and Saturn - have migrated and are currently positioned. The article also discusses how this migration affected the inner planets as well.
Worksheet includes an answer key and a copy of the article.
Terms and ideas that are covered in this activity include:
early solar system formation
gas giant planets
Late Heavy Bombardment
Grand Tack model
Early Solar System Reading Activity
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