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Planets in our Solar System
A wonderfully designed, and very thorough lesson plan on the planets in our solar system. Designed for third graders, this lesson has learners use technology and multimedia tools to research, explore, and create information about the solar system.
3rd Science 94 Views 151 Downloads
Characteristics of Inner Planets
Aspiring astronomers assess the inner planets using this handout. They read about the characteristics of each, noting that all four of them have rocky surfaces. Rotation and revolution are introduced, including Venus' retrograde rotation, and the greenhouse effect created by the atmospheres of Venus and Earth are explained.
4th - 8th Science 31 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Search for Other Earth-like Planets
Olivier Guyon, professor of optical science and astronomy, explains how scientists are searching for other planets that can support life. Viewers learn the odds of finding a habitable planet, how long it would take, and some techniques developed in order to increase the odds.
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science 24 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Planet PowerPoint Lesson
Looking for a good, technology-based science lesson for your 3rd graders? This lesson is worth a look! They will utilize PowerPoint to create a presentation for the class on a planet of their choice. They also use document cameras, a scanner, and perform internet research to gather facts and about their planet.
4th Science 5 Views 27 Downloads
E.T., Are You Out There?
Research the necessary components of a planet that supports life after reading the article "All of a Sudden, The Neighborhood Looks a Lot Friendlier" from The New York Times. After finding their information, middle and high schoolers create short science fiction stories in which they incorporate their research.
6th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 114 Downloads
Reading and Writing About the Solar System
Utilizing the classic Magic School Bus series, young scientists explore the solar system. Some excellent worksheets are included in this plan, such as Planet Roll Call and Solar System in Motion. This is an ambitious 5-day unit that should lead to a much greater understanding of our Solar System for your students.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 61 Views 172 Downloads
After reading a short excerpt about the planet named after the Roman god of war, Mars, your class will answer four comprehension questions. The worksheet challenges them to fold over the paper and answer the questions without referring back to the excerpt.
4th - 7th Science 15 Views 144 Downloads
Effective and Alternative Secondary Education: Planets in the Solar System
This is a complete packet consisting of three lessons about the origin of the solar system, the sun, and the planets. Work in this packet is meant to be self-directed; learners go at their own pace and instructions direct them on how to proceed through the readings and activities.
7th - 12th Science 41 Views 243 Downloads
Would You Want to Visit My Planet?
Challenge your class with this lesson on planets in which they create a multimedia presentation. Using a rubric as a guide, learners do research on a particular planet and create a PowerPoint presentation. There is a list of websites to make the research portion of this task easy.
6th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Lab Activity: Model of the Planets
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.
7th - 10th Science 8 Views 111 Downloads
Planets in Our Solar System
Each member of a four-student group takes on a specific aspect of an assigned planet to research. After gathering information, the team works together to create a travel brochure and a presentation intended to convince other classmates to visit their assigned planet.
4th - 8th Science 28 Views 51 Downloads
Describing the Planets
Kids love learning about space! In this short plan, your young Spanish speakers read Los Planetas and talk about the nine planets. By the end, they should be able to name and identify each of the planets and add some descriptive words. Is it a small planet?
3rd - 4th Languages 3 Views 15 Downloads
Traveling the Planets!
Fourth graders research the planets and create brochures to share their information. In this planets lesson plan, 4th graders navigate the Internet to gather information for a brochure about an imaginary trip to their planet. Students complete their brochures using Microsoft Publisher.
4th 21st Century Skills 36 Views 85 Downloads
Development of a Habitable Planet
Learners identify and sequence the major events that caused Earth to develop into a habitable planet. They view videos, conduct research, participate in discussions and work in groups to determine the likelihood of other habitable worlds.
6th - 12th Science 27 Views 75 Downloads