Comparative Planetology:

Course Readings

Readings for each module are listed below.


Module 1: Perspectives

  • Chapter 1 - skim the tour information
  • Chapter 3 - section 4, skim the rest
  • Chapter 8 - sections 1 - 5
  • National Science Education Standards: 6A, 6B (Read the beginning of 6B, and then read the content standards for your grade level.)
  • About Names

Module 2: How We Know What We Know

  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7

Module 3: Orbits and Systems

Module 4: Surfaces of the Solid Worlds

  • Chapter 9 - sections 1, 4 & 5
  • Chapter 11 - section 5
  • Chapter 12
  • Chapter 13 - sections 1 & 2

Module 5: Interiors & More

  • Chapter 8 - section 4 (review)
  • Chapter 9 - sections 2 & 3
  • Chapter 10 - section 3
  • Chapter 14 - sections 3, 4 & 5
  • Online link to "Performance Objectives"

Module 6: Atmospheres and Fluids

  • Chapter 10
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 13 - section 3
  • Chapter 14 - sections 1 & 2

Synthesis & Application

  • Read each other's projects & provide feedback


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