Space Odyssey: Exploring Our Solar System

Introduction

Welcome, young astronomers! You're about to embark on an exciting journey through our solar system. Get ready to explore the planets, moons, and other celestial bodies that make up our cosmic neighborhood.

Task

Step 1: Choose Your Planet

Task: Your mission is to research and create a digital presentation about one of the planets in our solar system.

Explore the NASA Solar System Exploration website to learn about the planets.

URL: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/

 

Step 2: Gather Information

Task: Visit the provided link and read about each planet. Choose one planet that interests you the most for your research.

Use the NASA website as your primary source and find specific details about your chosen planet, such as its size, distance from the Sun, number of moons, atmosphere, and interesting facts.

 

Step 3: Create a Presentation

Task: Take notes on important details about your planet. Use the provided template to organize your information.

Use Google Slides or PowerPoint to create a digital presentation about your planet. Include information gathered from the NASA website, images, and interesting facts.

 

Task: Present your planet in a visually engaging and informative manner. Use text, images, and diagrams to showcase the unique features of your planet.

 

Evaluation

 Your presentation will be assessed based on:

  • Accuracy and completeness of information

  • Visual presentation (use of images, creativity)

  • Clarity and organization of content

  • Oral presentation skills (if presenting to the class)

Conclusion

Reflect on what you've learned about your planet and the solar system as a whole. Consider how each planet differs and how they collectively form our cosmic neighborhood.

Credits

Thank you to NASA Solar System Exploration for providing valuable information about our solar system.

 

Teacher Page

Encourage students to be creative in their presentations and emphasize the importance of accurate information. Provide guidance on using technology tools if necessary. Grade presentations based on the criteria provided in the evaluation section.