. The Solar System
Introduction
| Mission | Procedure | Resources

By: Steven Goedken, David Lukan, Lance Rozeboom, & Aaron May 

 

Introduction

This webquest is going to educate you about the solar system we live in. You are going to learn about how many stars, planets, and other objects exist in our solar system. You will learn about each planet individually, and the solar system as a whole. You will search the web for information on our solar system using many different websites that we will provide you with. There are also websites that give you many pictures and activities dealing with different stars or planets in our solar system.  Back to Top

Mission

The earth's resoures are depleted. The government has assigned you and nine other people to research each planet in our solar system (including the sun) to find a suitable colonization spot for the human race. You need to find the mass, environment, temperature, and atmosphere of each planet and the sun and compare them to that of the earth. Time is of the essence, so you must act quickly and find all the information you can. Back to Top


Procedure


 
1. Find the mass of each planet
 2. Find the environment of each planet
 3. Find the temperature of each planet
 4. Find the atmosphere of each planet
 5. Compare the characteristics of each planet to our planet and find the planet most suitable to live on
 6. Rate each planet (i.e. on a scale from 1-10) based on its similarities and differences to Earth
 7. Make a chart listing the ratings of each planet from highest to lowest
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Resources

General Information
                   http://spacelink.nasa.gov/Instructional.Materials/Curriculum.Support/Space.Science/Our.Solar.System/.index.html 

http://www.nineplanets.org

http://www.solarsystem.com
 
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/our_solar_system/solar_system.html


Planets

Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto







                        This is a photograph of the sun