NAME ________________________________ DATE ___________ CORE _________
SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION
OBJECTIVE: You will use Cornell Notes (complete with interactions, questions, diagrams, and summaries) to
explore and understand the formation of our sun and the planets within our solar system, as well as discover the
other objects that exist in our Solar System.
By the end of this exploration, you should be able to answer the following ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:
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How did the Sun form?
How did our planets form?
Why are the Jovian (Gaseous) planets found in the outer part of our Solar System?
Why are the Terrestrial planets found in the inner part of our Solar System?
What other objects exist in our Solar System?
 Features and Locations of these objects
Using the website: http://lasp.colorado.edu/education/outerplanets/index.php , explore the ideas of:
**THESE ARE FOUND ON THE LEFT SIDEBAR OF THE MAIN WEBSITE**
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“Solar System Formation”
o “A Star is Born”
o “How Planets Form”
“Kuiper Belt Objects”
o “Dwarf Planets”
o “Comets”
“Space Junk”
o “Asteroids”
o “Meteorites”
If you complete your note taking AND HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION TO BE ABLE TO ANSWER THE
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS, you should explore the rest of the website and take notes that could be used for
EXTRA CREDIT on your upcoming quiz. These notes should be in Cornell Notes Style – complete with
interactions, questions, diagrams, and summaries.
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