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This WebQuest addresses the following Utah 6th Grade Science Standards:

Strand 6.1: Structure and motion within the Solar System.

6.1.3: Determine the scale and properties of objects in the Solar System.

  • Examples of scale could include size and distance.
  • Examples of properties could include layers, temperature, surface features, and orbital radius.

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Introduction

What objects make up the Solar System? This is a question astronomers have studied for centuries. Today you work for NASA and will use information you gather from the Internet to identify and classify objects in the Solar System.

Task

Your first assignment is to complete the Classifying the Planets/Dwarf Planet the worksheet. To complete the worksheet, look at the following websites...

Table of statistics about the Solar System (planets and dwarf planets).

Basic Planetary Data
Facts About the Planets
Planet Facts.net

Facts About Individual Planets

Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune

Dwarf Planets
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Proud Superhero

Conclusion

When you reach this point, you have completed your assignment! Congratulations! Repeat after me – “I am a planetary genius. I am so smart I amaze myself!”

 


 

 

Sun

Mercury

Venus

North America

Mars

Asteroid Gaspara

Jupiter

Saturn

Uranus

Neptune

Comet Breaking Up

Dwarf Planets

Drawing of Eris

Pluto

Ceres