Students will study the structure of the solar system. They will learn how planets are classified and do a comparison study of the eight major planets within our solar system. Students will also continue to learn note-taking and organizational skills while improving their reading of non-fiction text.
Chapter Vocabulary Terms/phrases to understand Chapter Skills
asteroid period of rotation Compare and contrast
comet period of revolution Finding main ideas
astronomical unit greenhouse effect Notetaking
terrestrial planet Gallilean moons Making inferences