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Learners construct a scale model of the solar system in a long hallway or playing field. They discuss the fact that most of the solar system is empty space, and that outer planets are much farther apart than inner planets. They also talk about how long it takes to travel through the solar system.
In this fact and opinion learning exercise, students sharpen their reading skills as they read a 1 page article titled "Super Sisters" about Venus and Serena Williams, and identify the facts and opinions in the piece. Students list 2 facts and 2 opinions about an issue that matters to them.
Feast your eyes on some of the most beautiful and important art of the Renaissance, including paintings, sculptures, and architecture. The slides take care to detail the characteristics of each art form, but the presentation really lends itself to the interpretations of the viewer - just as the finest art tends to do. They will truly see history with new eyes after this sumptuous experience.
Space Science can be so much fun, especially when you play Planetary Jeopardy! This game tests students on what they know about Roman Gods, the nine planets, moons in our solar system, and the Earth's rotation. Tip: Set this game up as a center or as a "May Do" option for early finishers.
Students make several models of the solar system to learn the positions of the planets in the solar system as well as relative distances and sizes. Creation of these models will help them identify the planets by size, shape, color, features, and position in the solar system. This lesson also includes practice of key vocabulary words as well as the skills of asking and answering specific questions.
Do you ever wonder what was life like in Ancient Rome? Wonder no longer, this slide show is here to answer your questions about ancient Roman clothing, food, religion, social structure, government, and education. Each slide provides an image and key facts pertaining to Roman life. Did you know Romans lived in apartments?
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.