This 18 slide PowerPoint presentation on the planet Mercury is part of an ongoing series called “Getting Lost in Space.”
The presentation covers Mercury’s location in the solar system; its role in history and popular culture; known facts about the planet, its atmospheric and surface conditions; its orbit and rotation: human exploration of the planet via space probes and many other interesting facts.
A student activity sheet is included in the presentation. It contains three useful printed student activities;
• a quick quiz to test what was learned from the presentation or for prior knowledge
• a co-operative kinaesthetic learning task for comparing & contrasting the orbits of Mercury and the Earth
• a problem-solving design activity
Some useful online resources are also included on the last slide.