The Education Subcommittee of the AAS Division for Planetary Sciences announces the inaugural release of “Discoveries in Planetary Science” Classroom Powerpoints. These are succinct summaries of discoveries too recent to appear in “Intro Astronomy” college textbooks; each set consists of just three slides to be shown: the discovery itself, a basic explanation based on good planetary science, and the “big picture” context. Another page for further information is provided as well. The slides can easily be adapted for use in middle school, high school, and college.
The first set covers the following topics:
Extrasolar Planet Imaging
The Chaotic Early Solar System
Mars Sulfur Chemistry
Powerpoints and pdf’s can be downloaded from http://dps.aas.org/education/dpsdisc