The Inner Planets

An exciting course that dives into the wonders of our solar system’s inner planets. Get ready to explore the fascinating worlds of Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, each with its own unique features and intriguing qualities. We will also discuss the possibility of life on Mars and Venus, igniting our imaginations about extraterrestrial existence.

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What is in this Course?

During this short course, we’ll explore the inner planets of our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. We’ll discuss their unique features and the possibility of life on Mars and Venus.

After watching a video with Gavin and Dr. Karl, students will choose an inner planet and create an informative poster, building research skills. Through this project, students will develop critical thinking, analysis, and presentation skills. They’ll then undertake a range of activities, including making flyers for real estate on Mars and space art activities!

Let’s embark on an exciting journey to deepen our understanding of the inner planets and ignite our curiosity about the universe.

Teaching Program

The teaching program is designed to walk teachers through the process of teaching about the inner planets. The document is aligned with the curriculum but can be downloaded and edited to suit the needs of your school or state. The course documents include real-world learning opportunities in which students use the knowledge they have just gained, to improve the lives and the knowledge of those around them.

Real World Learning

Although this course is outer-worldly, the activities have been designed for children to develop their knowledge and impart this knowledge with younger children. In this way, they develop leadership skills and empowers a young learner!