Back to Icy Worlds Unit 2: Planetary Geology

ROADS on Icy Worlds: Unit 2 Lesson 1

Planetary Structure

Lesson Level Question: What Causes the similarities and differences in the shape and structure of planetary bodies?

Lesson Summary: Students will begin by engaging with diagrams that show the internal structure of various planetary bodies, leading to questions about why and how layers form. Then, they will explore the density of solids and liquids, including how temperature and salinity affect the density of water. At the end of the lesson, students will revisit the initial diagrams to apply their new experiences and uncover new understandings.

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