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In this test prep worksheet, students read four news stories. The topics include Jupiter, space museums, a gray whale, and the Washington Monument. After reading, students make inferences, recall facts, determine sequences, and draw conclusions about each story. One page is devoted to each story. Answers are multiple choice, and short answer format. There are approximately five answers per page.
A unique lesson on the solar system, and some of the mathematics associated with it, is here for your high schoolers. Pupils are put into groups of four, and each group is assigned one of the planets from our solar system. They must perform mathematical conversions and calculations to determine their planet's distance from the sun. Two excellent worksheets are embedded in the plan, which will make implementation quite easy. Very good!
Learners can practice their reading strategies and comprehension skills with a sentence completion worksheet that comes with a detailed answer key. Whether you use the worksheet as an assessment or as a group or individual practice exercise, learners will benefit greatly from studying the explanations provided by the key.
A slide for each of the planets (including recently downgraded Pluto), the sun, our moon, four of Jupiter's moons, and the rings of Saturn make up this visually appealing PowerPoint. A few facts for each body in the solar system accompany mostly high-quality photographs. This slide show would make an appropriate introduction to your solar system unit. Consider using it to stimulate interest in the planets and then having learners choose one to research and report on.
Students use the website Kerpoof to examine the planets. In this solar system lesson, students classify the planets by characteristics, discover new "space vocabulary", and what the planets are made of. Students use KWL charts to organize their information and write a creative story that tells what it would be like to live on one of the planets. This lesson includes adaptations, mulitple activity ideas, clipart, worksheets and online resources.
Students study robotic spacecrafts that have provided detailed information about the inner and outer planets. In this exploring the planets lesson plan, students use posters and diagrams to study the various robotic spacecraft sent to the planets. They explore the different ways scientists have learned about our planets.
Middle schoolers work with scientific notation and rounding as they determine volume. In this volume lesson plan, pupils attempt to calculate the volume of the planet Jupiter. They use rounding to two significant digits and scientific notation to use the measurements of the other planets in their calculations. They complete the given chart.
Third graders study the features of different moons orbiting the planets. For this astronomy lesson, 3rd graders explore the different phases of the moon using an interactive online website. They compare and contrast the features of the Earth's moon and that of the Jupiter and Saturn.