1. Topic-
Solar Systems
2. Content-
planets varying in size, identifying planets and their moons, identifying the difference between planets and asteroids, asteroids, meteors, planets
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Understanding what a solar system is.
2. Explain and identify different planets in the solar system and their sizes.
3. Curiosity to study and explore space.
4. Understand the planets' distances from the sun.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will be able to put the planets in order and be able to align planets by size
2. Students will understand the make up of solar systems.
3. Students will learn about the sun and the planets of our solar system.
5. Materials and Aids-
Computer, PowerPoint, Student activity on paper, basketball, grapefruit, orange, peppercorn, rice, peas, plum,toilet paper and bouncy ball. Overhead Projector, YouTube video
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Students put into a small group to work together to explain size of the planets
2. Students will have the expectations explained to them.
3. Students will identify the size of the planets through a worksheet

B. Development-

1. Teachers will introduce the lesson of the solar systems
2. Teachers go over the rubric and expectations of the project.
3. Students will line up in the hallway to demonstrate how meteors will hit certain planets.

C. Practice-

1. Students will know the size of the planets through a worksheet.
2. Students will know the names of the planets.
3. Students will be able to put the planets in order.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Worksheet in class
2. Homework

F. Checking for understanding-


G. Closure-

Questions and Answers
7. Evaluation-
Tiffany - Hallway activity, bringing objects (planets and stress balls)
Omar - Helping with lesson plan, bringing objects (toilet paper), have students put planets in order on paper
Lynnae - Creating PowerPoint, bringing objects (fruits and food), wrap up/questions
Erin - Research, bringing basketball, print out activities, have students put planets in order by size, introduction/fun facts
Everyone - Introduces a planet on the slide

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