This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS):
"STANDARD 8 - The Universe and Practices of Science.
8A. understands the properties and dynamic nature of the solar system.
8D. observes, describes, and explains the relative and apparent motions of objects in the sky.
8G. demonstrates the ability to use instruments or to explain functions of the technologies and tools used in the study of the space sciences."
Student note guide to the third PowerPoint lesson in the unit on "The Solar System." This lesson describes the physical characteristics of the outer planets of our solar system and discusses why Pluto is not considered to be a major planet. A separate student note guide is available for this lesson as well.
PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and links to short videos to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain notes for the instructor based on students most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject.
A class activity is included at the end of each lesson.
* All PowerPoint lessons; ActivInspire programs; student note sheets/activities and assessments for this unit can be found under the "Earth/Space Complete Unit XIII Planet The Solar System" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts in this lesson include:
Great Red Spot
Great Dark Spot
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