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Ch 23: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 23: Touring Our Solar System

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The Touring Our Solar System chapter of this Prentice Hall Earth Science Textbook Companion Course helps students learn essential earth science lessons of our solar system. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Touring Our Solar System textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Earth Science Touring Our Solar System chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the solar system topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Galaxy formation
  • Inner planets of the solar system
  • Outer planets of the solar system
  • Dwarf planets of the solar system
  • Asteroids, meteorites and comets

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5 Lessons in Chapter 23: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 23: Touring Our Solar System
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Galaxy Formation: Spiral, Elliptical & Irregular Galaxies

1. Galaxy Formation: Spiral, Elliptical & Irregular Galaxies

This lesson explains how galaxies form, starting with the Big Bang. You'll also learn about the solar nebula hypothesis and three galaxy types, including spiral, elliptical, and irregular galaxies.

Inner Planets of the Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars

2. Inner Planets of the Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars

Take a tour of the four inner planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Known as the terrestrial planets, find out what makes each of them unique and how they are different from the outer planets, the gas giants.

Outer Planets of the Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

3. Outer Planets of the Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

Take a tour of the outer planets of our solar system: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Find out what makes each of these gas giants unique and learn about Pluto, a dwarf planet.

Dwarf Planets of the Solar System: Pluto, Eris, Haumea & Ceres

4. Dwarf Planets of the Solar System: Pluto, Eris, Haumea & Ceres

Discover why Pluto had to leave the league of planets and was downgraded to a dwarf planet. Learn the definitions for planet and dwarf planet. Find out about the currently classified dwarf planets in our solar system: Pluto, Eris, Ceres, Haumea and Makemake.

Asteroids, Meteorites & Comets: Definitions and Characteristics

5. Asteroids, Meteorites & Comets: Definitions and Characteristics

This lesson will cover the definitions and characteristics of asteroids, comets and meteorites. It will also explore what impact they have had on Earth and the impact they might have in the future.

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