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- Zachary, LA
Venus Teacher Resources
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High schoolers construct a sketch of the planets in our solar system using concentric circles and angles. For this solar system lesson plan, students plot the position of each planet on concentric circles using graph paper. The sun is included and a ray is drawn due East to serve as a distance scale and an angle reference. This allows high schoolers to determine where and when a planet will be visible on any given date.
Eighth graders create TV commercials about the planets. In this lesson on the planets in our solar system, 8th graders study characteristics of the planets in our local system as well as how TV commercials are made. Students will choose one planet and create a TV commercial about that planet using cameras and computers.
Young scholars discuss the sculptural group of Three Goddessesby Joseph Nollekens in a study of the classical past. In this Classical history lesson, students describe the three figures in the painting and read an excerpt for the story the art was based on. Young scholars visit various websites to research the Grand Tour and classical examples in today's forms of art. Students discuss American myths.
Students identify cardinal and intermediate directions, recognize that models changes due to new or improved observations and technology, identify the major characteristics of the planets including their positions in the solar system, identify the relationship of astronomy and astrology, identify the origin of the names of the planets, and identify technological improvements resulting in improved observation in astronomy.
Students explore the roles of men and women in the work force. They explore how each one should balance family life. They develop questions that are about men and women and how they perceive their roles at work, home and in leisure time. Students are evaluated on their hypothesis created and why they feel men and women are treated differently in the workplace if this is the results of their survey.