Exploring our Solar System
Detailed data for the properties of the planets with 10 pages of questions.
You can choose metric or imperial units and see the following data for each planet: mass, diameter, distance from the sun, gravity, duration of orbit, length of "day", eccentricity of orbit, mean temperature, number of moons.
You can also compare these properties directly with the earth's. For example, Mercury's mass is only 5% that of the earth but its "days" are 176 times longer!
Using TI-Nspire's Q+A feature a series of interesting questions are included to guide students' investigation of the data. These questions are: