Feb. 8, 2012: Seeking New Worlds
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1. Use newspaper words and pictures to make a poster showing things you might find in space.
2. In your newspaper, circle words/pictures of items that help scientists do their job.
3. Make up names for seven new planets, using the names of people in the newspaper. Explain why you chose those people.
4. Why are these important to scientists: (a) exoplanets, (b) Goldilocks Zone, (c) rocky planets and (d) color spectrum?
5. Write a short science fiction story about you and your friends exploring a rocky planet in the Goldilocks Zone.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students understand changes in the Earth and sky. (Science: Earth and Space Science)