Europlanet Planetary Science Resource of the Week
March 16, 2018

Europlanet Planetary Science Resource of the Week

Each week from February 2018, the Europlanet Facebook page will feature a planetary science resource for educators, teachers and students.

These resources will be high quality educational activities to be used in and out of the classroom. The resources will feature  activities from the peer-reviewed Europlanet Collections published on IAU astroEDU, covering topics from planetary maps, the solar system and planetary exploration to asteroids and comets.

If you’d like to feature your planetary science resource in our Facebook campaign, write to us at social@europlanet-eu.org.

Planetary Science Resource of the Week: 22nd March

Meteoroids, Meteors and Meteorites: Learn about formation of meteroids. Through this activity, students will experimentally learn how meteoroids are formed. They will melt a comet, learning about its composition, and break apart asteroids. They will also learn about the effect meteors can have on Earth. http://astroedu.iau.org/en/activities/1638/meteoroids-meteors-and-meteorites/

Activity by Jorge Rivero González, Leiden Observatory; Ronan Smith, Cardiff University; Christian Eistrup, Leiden Observatory, published on IAU astroEDU.

Planetary Science Resource of the Week: 15th March

Planetary Maps for Children: The Moon – an up close look at our own satellite. Using maps of planets and moons specifically designed for children, students will have an insight to the geography, environmental conditions, astrobiological potential and exploration opportunities of the Moon. http://astroedu.iau.org/en/activities/1720/childrens-planetary-maps-the-moon/

Activity by Henrik Hargitai and Mátyás Gede from Eotvos Lorand University, published on IAU astroEDU.

Planetary Science Resource of the Week: 9th March

Impact Craters: A literal Earth-Shattering experiment! Through this activity, the students will learn about recent meteor strikes and the effects they can have. They will then examine their significance in the history of the planet, and what they do to the surface of a planet when forming a crater. The students will then experimentally determine how the size and impact velocity of a meteorite determine the size of the crater. http://astroedu.iau.org/en/activities/1641/impact-craters/

Activity by Ronan Smith, Cardiff University; Christian Eistrup, Leiden Observatory, published on IAU astroEDU.

Planetary Science Resource of the Week: 23rd February

Children’s Planetary Maps: Venus – Learn more about our nearest neighbour, Venus, using maps specially designed for young students. You will have an insight to the geography, environmental conditions, astrobiological potential and exploration opportunities of Venus.
http://astroedu.iau.org/en/activities/1722/childrens-planetary-maps-venus/

Activity by Henrik Hargitai and Mátyás Gede from Eotvos Lorand University, published on astroEDU.

Planetary Science Resource of the Week: 15th February

Creating Asteroids: Excellent activity for young students to build their own asteroid using clay to understand the characteristics. http://astroedu.iau.org/…/activiti…/1642/creating-asteroids/

Activity by Angela Perez and Tibisay Sankatsing Nava of Universe Awareness, published on astroEDU.

Planetary Science Resource of the Week: 8th February

Children’s Planetary Maps: Mars – Using the map of the Mars specifically designed for children, students will have an insight to the geography, environmental conditions, astrobiological potential and exploration opportunities of that body. http://astroedu.iau.org/en/activities/1721/childrens-planetary-maps-mars/