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Planet Research PowerPoint Lesson Plan

Students Research a Planet and Create a PowerPoint Presentation

Students use the internet to research facts about a planet of their choice.


Students investigate and report facts about who discovered the planet, when it was discovered, who it was named after, its order from the sun, distance from sun, earth, equatorial diameter, rotational period, and revolution time.

Students should reputable and reliable sources such as NASA and JPL.


Grade 4 and up




Slide 1 Title Slide

Students add a title with the name of their planet. Students add an image of their planet. Students add their name.

Astronomy PowerPoint Lesson Plan



Slide 2


Students add a title about their planet's discovery.


Students add an image of their planet.


Students add information about when the planet was discovered, who discovered the planet and how it got it's name.



Planet Research PowerPoint



Slide 3

Students add a title and facts about their planet's order and distance from the sun.

Planet Research PowerPoint Slide 3



Slide 4

Students add a title. Students add information about their planet's size and rotation period.

Planet Research PowerPoint slide 4



Slide 5

Students add a title "Bibliography" and list at least four resources used for their information.

Planet Research Bibliography


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Here are the basic facts that students will use for their research:

Discovered by:

Date Discovered:

Named After:

Order From The Sun:

Distance From The Earth:

Planet Diameter:

Rotational Period:

Revolution Time:

Other Interesting Facts:


Planet Research Lesson Plan Handout

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PowerPoint Planetary Research Handout


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