Glencoe Earth Science
Newspaper Article on a Planet
Project Type: Technology
Have students choose a planet, moon, star, asteroid, galaxy, or other astronomical body to research. Using word processing or other technology, have students write a newspaper article about their “new discovery.” This factual information might include size, distance, composition, physical characteristics, who discovered it and when, and what exploration is planned for the future.
Choose a planet, moon, star, or asteroid to research. Research the astronomical body and write a newspaper article like it is a newly found body. Include the following:
- distance from Earth
- physical characteristics
- who discovered it and when
- what exploration is planned for the future
The following are sites to help research astronomical bodies. Students may use these and or any other site they find.
www.jpl.nasa.gov/solar_system/ planets / planets _index.html
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