May 30, 2012: Venus Passes By
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1. Design your own planet. Give it a name. Draw a picture of people on your planet.
2. Make a planet collage: Write the name “Venus” in the center of a large piece of paper. Then paste newspaper words about planets on the paper.
3. In the newspaper, circle words and pictures of equipment that helps you study the stars and planets.
4. How are these important to Venus: (a) Johannes Kepler, (b) eclipse glasses, (c) 2117, and (d) the Pacific Ocean?
5. Make a Venus notebook. Collect newspaper stories, photos and illustrations about Venus. Research more information about Venus to add to your notebook.
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)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)