9th through 12th grades (14 to 18 years old), 40 to 60 minutes
This lesson plan was created by Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc. (DigitalisEducation.com) and is provided free of charge as a public service to encourage the teaching of astronomy. It was written for use with a ® planetarium system. You may need to modify this lesson to work with other systems with different capabilities.
License Permission is granted to copy, distribute, and modify this document provided that existing copyright notices, the text of this license, and the text of the "Notice" section are not removed or modified, other than to add your own copyright notice for your modifications. Copyright Copyright 2008, Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc. Objectives Students will learn:
Basic definitions of the terms “planet,” “moon,” and “orbit;”
The historical relevance and a few facts about the life of Galileo Galilei;