About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material on small celestial bodies in the solar system will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about small celestial bodies in the solar system. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding meteoroids, asteroids and other small celestial bodies
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning astronomy (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about small celestial bodies in the solar system
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra astronomy learning resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the small celestial bodies in the solar system chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the small celestial bodies in the solar system chapter exam to be prepared.
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- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a small celestial bodies in the solar system unit of a standard intro to astronomy course. Topics covered include:
- The origin and orbits of meteoroids
- How satellites form in our solar system
- Tidal forces on Jovian satellites
- Classifications and characteristics of meteorites
- Origins and properties of asteroids and comets
- How 'shooting stars' form
- Trans-Neptunian objects
- The solar system's dwarf planets
1. Satellite Formation in Our Solar System
This lesson will describe regular, irregular, collision fragments, captured asteroids, and other types of satellites orbiting around the planets of the solar system.
2. Tidal Forces & Heat Transfer on Jovian Satellites
In this lesson, you'll learn about one of the ways by which Jovian satellites may stay warm through tidal heating, orbital resonance, convection, and conduction.
3. Meteoroids: Origin & Orbits
This lesson will describe the origins of meteoroids, what comets have to do with their orbits, and the parent bodies of the meteorites we find on Earth.
4. Meteorite Classifications & Characteristics
This lesson will go over the major types of meteorites and their major subclasses. Important terms and concepts we'll cover include the iron meteorites, stony-iron meteorites, stony meteorites, and carbonaceous chondrites.
5. Asteroids: Origin & Properties
This lesson will go over the history, origin, and orbit of asteroids. You'll also learn which asteroids are the most common type and what NEOs, Apollo objects, and many other objects are.
6. Comets: Origin & Properties
This lesson will define and discuss comets, a coma, dust tail, gas tail, sublimation, the composition of comets and their origins in the Oort cloud and Kuiper belt.
7. What Are Trans-Neptunian Objects?
This lesson will discuss trans-Neptunian objects, the Kuiper belt, Kuiper belt objects, dwarf planets, and plutinos, as well as where they are found in our solar system.
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