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SCIENCE 5 - Solar System Research Project: Home

Research Your Planet

Use this guide to find encyclopedia articles, web sites, images, videos, and books on the planet you are researching.

The best place to begin your research... read an overview  on your topic. Start with an encyclopedia article or one of NASA's websites.


If you have any questions or need assistance as you research your topic, please ask your teacher and your librarians for help.

The Planets Of The Solar System. Photography.Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 29 Nov 2012.

Taking Notes

  1. Read, read, read!
  2. Think about what you just read
  3. Write down the most important points (focus on main ideas, important elements, interesting facts)
  4. Use key words
  5. Use bullet points/dashes - not complete sentences
  6. Use your own words whenever possible



"Today, the surface of Mars is a cold, dry, and dusty place. But evidence from Martian Rocks, and features such as dry channels in the surface, show us that liquid water once flowed on Mars. Billions of years ago, Mars may have been more like Earth today!"

Mars by Chris Oxlade, p. 5


  • cold, dry, dusty
  • evidence of dry channels
  • water in past? billions of years


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