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July 2000

Exploring Planets in the Classroom
http://www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/class_acts/index.html
GRADE LEVEL: 3-12

CONTENT:
This site contains hands-on science activities for inquiry learning developed by K-12 teachers in Hawaii through the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium.

AESTHETICS:
The nice, clean layout with good use of graphics makes this a visually appealing site.

ORGANIZATION:
The front page of the site links to each of the hands-on activities, giving an overview of what is inside.

REVIEW:
Lead your students through the process of identifying landforms on Mars, intrigue them with the study of geology with "edible rocks," or have them simulate the process of digital imaging using crayons and paper. Exploring the Planets in the Classroom provides the activity pages for these and many other topics, such as Planetary Properties, Volcanology, Impact Craters, Gravity Forces, and Rockets and much more. The site includes printable, ready-to-use activity pages and teacher and student background pages. The site also provides an annotated list of additional resources.

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