Please note: *** If you have chosen Mercury, Venus, Earth, or Mars: you are required to add many more content, photos, and captions for full marks. You still need the same number of slides, so you should replace slides that do not apply to your planet (ex."Rings") with more content, pictures with captions of your planet.
*** If you are assigned Pluto: you are required to replace pages that do not apply to your planet with a definition of a dwarf planet and examples of other dwarf planets. Check here for more information.
*** Why?*** Students researching gas giant planets have more work to do. They have to write about more moons and rings!
Save your Google presentation in your Science Folder labelled as Planet Presentation. It will only be marked from this file.
Helpful Links for Research
-Remember that you will need to use several websites to find all of the information.
-You may not use search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, or Ask.com etc. and not give credit to the websites. This is plagiarism. You are required to take information and put it into your own words. Do your own research! Wikipedia is only one source. You will need multiple.
-You may use the resources below National Geographic -
National Geographic Virtual Solar System - Great Pictures!! and some good information.
NASA Solar System - This site will also be useful for our planet research project. It includes the important data for each planet and more.
NASA's Celestia Exploration - Planets are listed on the left, click your planet for quick data.
NASA's Worldbook - Click on your planet from the list for some great information.
NASA's Photojournal - Tons of pictures for your PowerPoint presentation!
Planet Symbols from NASA - Symbols of all the planets. MOST IMPORTANTLY, there is an explanation of the symbols at the bottom of the page.
Nine Planets - This site offers introductions to the nine planets, their satellites and other Solar System objects, including asteroids, comets and Kuiper Belt Objects.
JPL Planets - This site will be useful for our planet research project. It includes the important data for each planet.
Enchanted Learning Astronomy - Great site for simple planetary data that is very kid friendly. This site also has some good images to use with your presentation
Windows to the Universe - Contains information on all planets.
Grolier Online Encyclopedia - This online encyclopedia may only be accessible while you are at school. It is really easy to find information AND images of your planet. Type the name of your planet in the search tool.
What's Your Favorite Planet? - Nova Science online. Contains info on all of the planets and you can vote on your favorite planet!
Kids Nine Planets- Click on the links to find out lots of information about all of the planets. Every link brings you to something new. You really get go deep into this website to find out lots of extension information.
Kids Astronomy - Kid friendly planet data.
Your Weight On Other Planets - Type in 100lbs. and select your planet to get the answer!
Distance from Earth? - This website explains how you find the distance of other planets from Earth.
You do not need to save these files, they are here for you to use.
https://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/index.html This PDF has AMAZING, up to date, photos of the planets, moon, and other celestial objects in our solar system. The descriptions of each of the pictures are on the page right after the photo. Check it out!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.