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Exoplanets: Teachers

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Exoplanet Activities

JPL has a site just for teachers with the latest science, lesson plans, professional development, projects and activities.

Get the latest exoplanet video and images from JPL. Great way to experience these new worlds.

NASA also has this resource for teaching about extrasolar planets.

Dr. Wladimir Lyra argues that exoplanets should have names too. Investigate his claim and perhaps have your class come up with names for future planets.

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Solar System to Scale

Build a scale model of our Solar System with NASA.

If you have access to a scrollable screen, see this scale model of our solar system. Lots and lots and lots of scrolling required — which may work better with the right-arrow key rather than the mouse — but so worth it.

Compare the planets' sizes in our solar system — all in one image; no scrolling required!

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