Lesson Plan

Do You Know the Inner Planets?

Use this lesson to teach your students the similarities and differences between Earth and the inner planets. They will be amazed by facts about our solar system!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify the inner planets. Students will be able to compare and contrast the similarities and differences between Earth and the other inner planets.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Know Your Planets: EarthLet's Explore the Solar SystemSolar System: MarsSolar System: MercurySolar System: Venus
  • Tell your students that they will learn about the inner planets.
  • Ask your students if they know the names of the inner planets. List them on the board.