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Fifteen questions about our solar system make up this interactive review game. It was written by a teacher in the UK, and therefore the monetary winnings for answering correctly are in pounds. The content applies, however, to any English-speaking earth science course. It is a fun way for upper elementary science learners to review solar system basics.
This worksheet leads the class through the calculations needed to construct circles to represent the planets of our Solar System. The actual values are provided, as are suggested calculations to create the scale diameters. The ten questions that follow ask general questions about the properties and behavior of the planets.
Reading, writing, and rings! A lesson from NASA combines space science with authentic reading and writing tasks. Included in this lesson are pre-reading activities, four mini informational booklets on Saturn, a structured note-taking guide, and an authentic final writing assessment. Young astronauts practice note-taking skills while gathering information about Saturn through their reading. Then they use this information to write a descriptive paragraph for mission control.
Blast off on an otherworldly adventure! Young explorers create travel brochures featuring a planet from our solar system. After filling out a KWL chart, watching United Streaming clips, and using Kidspiration to make a concept web, learners create a PowerPoint that compares and contrasts the planets. These presentations, combined with their travel brochures, should convince even the most timid tourist to journey to a new planet.