1. Topic-
Solar System
2. Content-
Build the planets out of boards and then using them as outdoor stepping stones.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Learn the planets and their size, make-up, and order.
4. Objectives-
1.GLE Strand 6 1A
2 DOK a.1
The Earth, Sun, and Moon are part of a larger system that includes other planets and smaller celestial bodies.
1a Scope and Sequence-
Earth, Sun, and Moon
a. Describe our Sun as
a star because it
provides light energy
to the solar system.
5. Materials and Aids-
Boards, paints, plastic paper or newspaper to cover desk, brushes
Discover and Learn CD
Work sheets- Our Solar System
pp. 8-16
Solar System Wall Chart.
Astronomy fact cards(green box)
Black electronic solar system game.
Space Journal Notebooks
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Read pg 24 Teach Ten Terrific Lessons.
2.Divide the students into 8 groups, each group with represent a planet.
3.Read How to Memorize the Planets of the Solar System.

B. Development-

1.Listen to the Discover and Learn CD, as you pick out the planet groups.
2. Discuss how to properly paint and clean up after painting.

C. Practice-

1.(20 minutes)Students will use their fact card to paint their planet.
2.Students will read their fact card as their painting.

D. Independent Practice-

1.(10 minutes)Student will fill out plant worksheet.
2.Students will use there own judgment on painting their planet.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Students are allowed as much time as needed to get planet painted.
2.Students will use solar system electronic game for further study.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.(10) minutes)Have students fill out space journals
2.End of week planet test
Who An I in the Solar System
pg. 8 Our Solar System

G. Closure-

1.Make sure paints and brushes are clean and put away.
2.Continue project tomorrow.
7. Evaluation-
1.Check to see what students have written in their journals.
2.Check to see how painting is going and how much more time might be needed.

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