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Assignment

Assignment: Choose a planet, dwarf planet, asteroid, or moon and research it. You will be preparing a presentation to the audience of your choice.


Pick an audience:
Audience #1: Private Investors (Venture Capitalist)
You're trying to get money to start a (space resort or mining operation) on your (planet, dwarf planet, asteroid or moon). Convince investors that your project is worth investing in.
Audience #2: NASA
Your job is to convince NASA that your (planet, dwarf planet, asteroid, or moon) should be the next destination for space exploration and investigation.

Websites

Thank you to Mr. Hessel's class for suggesting the following websites for use in this project:

Science Daily
Extreme Science
Exploring the Planets
New York Times
BBC
Kid's Cosmos
Space
Solar System Exploration by Nasa
High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center


Mrs. McGuire also recommends:
Nasa (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
National Geographic
Internet Public Library (IPL) - A searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites.