Vesta is the 4th asteroid in our solar system. The Dawn Spacecraft flew to Vesta, orbited for a year and made many scientific discoveries.This 39 slide PowerPoint introduces students to this asteroid in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Since Vesta is almost round, it lends itself to an opinion writing assignment where students analyze the little world's information and then write about how Vesta should be classified. Should it be an asteroid or a dwarf planet? You will need to decide for your self. Depending on how good the argument is, these little essays could be sent to the astronomical union for consideration.
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by Kelly Wade
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