“Our Solar System”

Question #1. Review the interactive titled “Our Solar System” located at http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/index.cfm (Links to an external site.). Pick two planets from our solar system. Compare and contrast the two planets in terms of composition, location, environment, and potential to harbor life.

Question #2. Watch the video titled “Sun 101” (3 min 22 sec). Video Source: WGBH (2013). Sun 101 [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/lab/sun/1/1 (Links to an external site.)/. Analyze the processes that occur in each layer of the sun, and how researchers study these layers using indirect methods.