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Transcript of Solar System
Aleesha Paff, Breanna Hanson, Elisabeth Vajko, Tina Madson, Stephanie Gerke
We Are Orbiting
Mercury ~ 35 million miles
Venus ~ 65 million miles
Earth ~ 93 million miles
Mars ~ 137 million miles
Jupiter ~ 467 million miles
Saturn ~ 850 million miles
Uranus ~ 1.7 billion miles
Neptune ~ 2.7 billion miles
Pluto ~ 3.5 billion miles
One circle around the chair = 10,000,000 miles
Discussion with the class about the similarities and differences between what they made in the classroom versus what they saw at the museum
Talk about the solar system with class.
find out what they know subject
introduce paper mache medium
origin of the name
what it's made of
Demonstrate how to make a planet
Combining solar system and paper mache
2 week project
work with partner: optional
Assist students in getting started with their projects and answer any questions
Students continue with their projects. as I assist in any area I can. Students should have all 8 planets finished with the correct sizes compared to other planets.
DAY 2 & 3
Present research project
Go over criteria
2 pages; 12 pt; double-spaced (min); MLA
3 academic resources
Cover page; outline; works cited
3 minute presentation
Assume they've done a short research paper before
Hand out topics
Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Comets, Asteroids
Start prewriting process (outline)
Come up with a thesis and outline before end of class
Start review of note-taking (note-card strategy)
Observe to see if students are on the right track
Walk around; answer questions
Wrap up research
Have everyone start writing today
Last minute research
Review revising/editing process
Give more class time for writing
Rough draft should be done by next class period
Have three classmates peer review
Start revise/edit process
Final paper due tomorrow
Present paper/findings for 3 minutes
Hand in final paper
Some may start drafting process
Wrap up note-taking review
Go over good sources (validity)
History of the Solar System!
Travel to the Moon!
Geographics of the Planets
Jeopardy Game Day!
Solar System Unit Assessment
To identify and understand the roles, responsibilities, and job functions of NASA.
Stations of NASA-
Real Life Virtual Tour
Worksheet filled out throughout class period, class discussions& writing journal.
Understand how humans live in space and how ISS humans perform the daily functions of life in space.
Life in Space
International Space Station
Understand the contributions and roles of famous astronauts
Famous Astronaut Game/Quiz-online, class discussions & writing journal.
Understand the historical context and geographical placement with each planet.
Show example of Planet Search with Earth
groups of 2-3 students
research planet & fill out worksheet
Exit Slip-Write 3 important facts about your planet that will be shared with your classmates.
Understand the positive
contributions space travel has been
for the human race.
Review Questions for Exam
Review ALL objectives up to this point
**Students will receive review guide for exam.
Field Trip Day
At the end of this two week unit, my 6th grade students will know how to work with a paper mache as an art medium
Day Four, Five and Six
Use ratio and proportions to compare size
Match appropriate units with given situations
Draw and label a solar system as accurately as possible
Math review on converting units
Day Two and Three
Collect/research planet data
Rounding, estimation, and appropriate units
Understanding the size of the planets on a smaller scale
Calculating distance between the planets and the sun on a smaller scale
Understanding size and distance in regards to the planets on a smaller scale
Graphing the data/information we discovered
Tying the entire unit together
Critical thinking activities
Check for understanding
Reflect on the knowledge we learned
Prepare for the next unit
Assist struggling students to ensure they are able to move on to the next unit.
Provide challenging extension problems to students who have clearly succeeded in the unit
The Solar System
To have a strong interdisciplinary understanding of the importance, events, and people that encompass the solar system and space travel and their impact on the academic disciplines.
Make your own
Sharing Unique Ideas and Suggestions
Scheduling Time to Meet
8 POINT LESSON PLAN
Instructional Unit Topic/Grade Level:
Solar System Grade 6
Introduce students to Planetary Research and Familiarize them with the Planets and their Features
Learning Outcomes: *WI Standards/Benchmarks*
E.4.2 Show that Earth Materials and Planets have Different Physical and Chemical Properties
E.4.4 Identify Celestial Objects (Sun, Moon, Planets) in the Sky
Identify major discoveries in science and technology and describe their social and economic effects on the physical and human environment
Employ cause and effect arguments to demonstrate how significant events have influenced the past and present in United States and world history
Identify major scientific discoveries and technology innovations and describe their social and economic effects on society
8-Point Lesson Plan
International Influences Cont.
Learn the history of the solar system
Trip to Library-
Students will work on an online website that provide videos of the solar system origins
Worksheet questions, class discussions, Introduce: journals
Learn about the different phases of the moon and the history of the moon
Class discussions & Moon Phases activity
** Students will get time to ask any further questions from review guide.
GRADING RUBRIC OUTLINE FOR UNIT PROJECT
Planets Clearly Labeled
Planets in the Correct Order
Planets are Proportioned Correctly
All Planets are Found
finished in time
taking it a step further
INTRODUCTION TO NEW UNIT !
Introduce New Unit
Get the Students Thinking about the World above them
Find out what they ALREADY know about the Planets/Solar System
"Solar System 101"
Discuss Research Options for Project
Trip to the Library
On information Collected
Trip to the Computer Lab
Ready to begin Project?
Learn how the Distance from the Sun affects the Planets Temperature and Terrain
Science Textbook-Reading and Graphs
Work in Small Groups
Each Group Assigned a Planet
Group Mini-Report on the Planet they were Assigned
Divide into your Groups /Each Group will be given:
1 sheet of BLACK paper-with the
1 sheet of
Stickers that are
LABELED ON THE BACK!
Your Mission is to put the
Stickers of the Planets IN ORDER from the Sun
on your Sheet of Paper!
team to complete the Activity
Layers of the Earth
Allow the Students time to finish Preparing their Projects
Computer Lab Passes if Needed
Library Passes if Needed
Good use of Free/Work Time?
PRESENTATIONS OF SOLAR SYSTEM MODELS!!
What did they Learn?
Showing and Describing Planet Models
*Pack a Lunch!
What are the Characteristics of our Planets and their Placement in our Solar System
*Teacher Observation *Presentation
*Class Participation *Quiz
Students will need to Follow a Rubric when Creating their Planet Model
Various Materials when Building their Planet Model
LESSON PLAN PART 2
Goal of the Unit:
Learn to Research and Build a Model of the Solar System showing their Understanding of the Planet order
Learn the Unique and Identifiable Features of the Planets and be able to Identify them
See the correlation of the Solar System throughout their School Day