Strange New Planet

Grades K-8

What is it like to discover a new planet or moon in space?  As a scientist, what information would you need to gather about your discovery and how do you get that information?  Try this “Strange New Planet” activity from NASA to help your students learn about this scientific process.  The student observation worksheets begin on p. 14 of the PDF.  Grades 5-8 can use p. 30-37 of the PDF for their directions and research journal entries.