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Overview
of "Graphic Organizer: Comparison of rocky and gas planets"
Description:
Graphic Organizer: Comparison of rocky and gas planets shows the similarities and differences between the rocky Earth-like planets and the gas giant planets. The information is presented in the form of a t-chart.
Format(s) available: Printer-friendly web page; PDFs for teacher (full chart) and student (blank organizer with images)
Grades: Adaptable, at teacher's discretion
How to use it in the classroom

Teachers can use Graphic Organizer: Comparison of rocky and gas planets as:

A reference tool. Have students identify the similarities and differences between the rocky planets and the gas giant planets.

A model. Show students how to use this type of graphic organizer. Explain how to analyze the contents and display summary information.

An organization tool. This type of graphic organizer can be used to formulate and arrange students' thoughts prior to composing essays about almost any topic. In this specific case, have students compose an essay identifying similarities and differences between the rocky planets and the gas giant planets.

Related materials

See the Solar system section on "Teaching tools" page.



Teaching tools > Graphic Organizers > Overview: Planets organizer