Glencoe Earth Science

Unit 7: Astronomy

Newspaper Article on a Planet

Project Type: Technology
Research interesting information describing the planet of your choice in a newspaper article.

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:

  • size
  • distance from Earth
  • composition
  • 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.

Astronomical Bodies:
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