Icy Worlds Unit 2: Planetary Geology

Lessons in this unit address the question,

What are the similarities and differences in how different planetary bodies are formed and change over time?

Lesson Guiding Questions:

  • Lesson 1: What causes the similarities and differences in the shape and structure of planetary bodies?
  • Lesson 2: What interior processes cause planets to change over time?
  • Lesson 3: What surface forces create and change the surface features of planetary bodies?
  • Lesson 4: What forces form craters and how do craters change over time?

Each lesson is offered at the middle and high school levels! Click on the lessons to the right for more details.