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Planet Inquiry

posted May 2, 2013, 1:30 PM by   [ updated May 2, 2013, 5:55 PM ]
We're taking a break from our state projects today to answer a few really interesting questions about planets and the solar system.

  1. How do planets form?
  2. What are some different kinds of stars? What makes stars different from each other?
  3. What is an "exoplanet" and how do scientists find them?
  4. What characteristics make a planet or moon a likely place to find life?  What are examples of places with those characteristics?
  5. What is a star's life cycle?
  6. Why are the inner planets rocky and the outer planets gaseous?
  7. How big is space?  Give lots of examples and analogies.
  8. Why is a manned mission to Mars so hard?
  9. Pick a space mission: What did or are we learning from it?
Use the following resources to answer your question:

Create your Wall (only one team member)

  1. Go to
  2. Click Build a Wall
  3. Click Modify Wall
  4. For the Title, write the question your group is answering.  For address, write your question without spaces
  5. Click on the Wall to add Text, Images, Links, and Videos