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Learning Exercise

Material: New Jersey Astronomical Association
Submitted by: Kendia Herrington on Jun 30, 2006
Date Last Modified: Jun 30, 2006
Title: Solar System Virtual Walk
Description: Virtual walk to see the distances between planets and allows you to click on the planet for additional information.
Type of Task: Student-centered, Team
Topics: Astronomy: 8.4.b & e
Audience: High School, Middle School
Prerequisites Skills: Computer scrolling and clicking
Learning Objectives: Learn the relative distances in our solar system
Technical Notes: Students must have access to a computer
Text of Learning Exercise: 1. Click the virtual solar system walk.
2. List the order of the planets starting with what is next to beyond.
3. Click 4 planets. List the god, symbol, size to scale, missions to planet,
period of rotation, and 2 features.
4. What amazed you the most about the walk?
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