In this episode we learn about Mars’ ancient past, meet an architect hoping to build cities there and we hear from Mars itself, thanks to the planet’s video blog, of course.
What a wondrous place our solar system is, from the terrestrial planets Mercury, Venus, Mars and Earth that orbit close to our Sun, to the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn that have moons with the potential for life, to the icy outer giants Neptune and Uranus, which are still hold many mysteries. (Pluto, although no longer considered a planet, is discussed too.)
What faraway places might humans travel to someday, and how will we get there?
Size up the planets with a model scavenger hunt.
Take a virtual tour of our solar system to explore its many mysteries.
This lesson sets the stage for a discussion of travel in the solar system.
In this activity, students will learn about the stars, planets, and Moon found in our solar system and how they relate to one another.
Students will gain an understanding of the comparative size of the objects in our Solar System and the great distances between them.