Formation of the Planets

This link shows animations about the formation of the planets and can be used to teach how the terrestrial and Jovian planets differ.

http://lasp.colorado.edu/education/outerplanets/solsys_planets.php

2 comments for “Formation of the Planets

  1. Bennett
    April 30, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Awesome, thanks William. Formation and accretion of planets can be an interesting task to teach, I would imagine. The animations are great!

  2. matthew
    April 30, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Pretty sweet. Would this fit into a larger unit on how the universe was made and be followed by how the features we see on particular planets formed? Nice site.

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