Objects in the Solar System Classification
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by Mariana Garcia-Serrato
| 6 Questions
Note from the author:
In this formative, students visit several websites finding information about planets. They then use the data they gathered to make generalizations about terrestrial and gas planets. As indicated in the formative, the links on the image must be accessed by right-clicking. There are two Easter eggs hidden on the image, which provide reinforcement of the content.
For this activity you will be visiting several places on the web. Your job is to find the information you need to complete the following data tables below. To open the links on the image, you must right click on them. For this Formative, I highly recommend that you open each in a new window so that you can add the information as you find it without having to tab over while trying to remember.
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Data Table 1: Fill in the table as compared to Earth.
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Data table 2: Fill in the table as compared to Earth
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Data table 2: Fill in the table as compared to Earth
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Data Analysis:
Using the information in your tables, place an “X” in each column if that category of planet has that property.
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Using your data analysis table, write a paragraph describing the generalizations you could make for Rocky/Terrestrial planets.
(You may use the following as a frame to start... "Overall, rocky planets tend to be _____ than _____. They all have _____ and ____. They are _____ to the Sun. Their gravity is _____ to Earth's and their ____ is ______."
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Using your data analysis table, write a paragraph describing the generalizations you could make for Gas planets
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