Size (absolute and relative to the Earth)
Orbital period (year)
Rotational period (day)
Distance from Sun and Length of time for light to reach
Amount of light each planet receives relative to the Earth (you can calculate this).
Temperatures (highs, lows, avg.)
Tilt of axis
How many moons? (You need not go into detail about each.)
Composition of the planets (are there known layers?, most abundant elements?)
Presence of water? In what form?
Composition of atmosphere
Seismic activity? (i.e., earthquakes, volcanism)
Moons? Composition, Origin of, Size, Rotation
al period, Revolution, Appearance (i.e., craters, etc.)
Which probes have visited the planet?
Possibility of indigenous life
History of exploration (which probes, etc.)
-Presentation to last no less than one full class period.
With the presentation you will need:
-Facilitated note-taking forms.
-Electronic presentation to supplement and reinforce information covered
-Written report: formal bibliography, headings, must include diagrams where appropriate.
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