by Wendy Pfaff, Moline High School

This project allows students to research the planets in the solar system, use scientific notation to describe the size and add some creative flair by designing a planet of their own and describing it.

Introduction

 

What do you know about our solar system? How do you feel about really big numbers? What if you were able to create your own planet? What would it look like? Where would it be in our solar system? What would you name your planet? What interesting facts could be said about your planet?

In this project you will investigate the planets in our solar system and create one of your very own!