Our Solar Neighborhood
In this module, we hope to understand the planets as individual worlds and as part of a larger family of the Solar System by studying their similarities and differences. The Module offers a look at what we know about our family of planets, and what we do not know. It also addresses what is currently known about the formation and evolution of the Solar System. All MESSENGER Education Modules (MEMs) include inquiry-based, hands-on lessons for grades Pre-K – 12 that are aligned to the vision for science education detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).