More Teacher Info for "Ice On Venus??"
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- The angular distance north or south of a planet's equator, measured in degrees,
as on a map or globe.
- Angular distance on a planet's surface, measured east or west from the prime
meridian (Greenwich, England, on Earth) to the meridian passing through a position,
expressed in degrees
- a substance with very low electrical conductivity
- A method of detecting distant objects and determining their position, velocity,
or other characteristics by analysis of very high frequency radio waves reflected
from their surfaces.
- The scattering of radiation or particles through angles greater than 90 degrees
relative to the direction of incidence.]
Homework "Ice On Venus?"
- Write a science fiction story about the "ice" on Venus.
- Find Venus in the sky. When is it visible? Need help? See: Find
That Planet! lesson for instructions.
Assessment Strategies for "Ice On Venus?"
- Check the students written lists of areas on the Earth where there is ice.
- Check the students written lists of places on Venus where there appears to be
More Activities Related To "Ice On Venus?"
- Look for ice on other planets and moons in the solar system.
- Find the highest mountains on Venus and mark them on your Venus map (if you have
not already). Specify latitude and longitude of each peak and the name of the peak
if you find it.
a Spin through the Solar System lesson Teacher
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- There is a nice activity called "Morning Star and Evening Star" in
Astronomy of the Americas,
Volume 11 of the Planetarium Activities
for Students Success (PASS) series. In this activity, students create a model
to explain why Venus is sometime the "morning star" and sometimes the "evening
References for "Ice On Venus?"
- "Metallic Ice on Venus" Sky and Telescope Magazine August, 1995,
- J. Beatty, et al, The New Solar System, Sky Publishing and Cambridge University
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