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              Teacher Name: Lisa Olson                         Title of Lesson A Trip Through the
                                                                         Plan: Solar System
                Grade Level: 4-6                              Subject Area(s): Science
              School/District: Jackpot Combined                 Time Frame to 2 Weeks
                               School / Elko                  complete lesson:
                               County
                    The purpose of this lesson/unit is to introduce students to the planets of the solar
Summary:




                    system. On an imaginary trip to each planet, students will learn about the planet’s
                    size, temperature, surface and atmospheric features, and other characteristics.




                    Nevada State Earth and Space Sciences Standards
                    Content Standard 13.0: Cycles of Matter and Energy—Students understand that
                    Earth systems have a variety of cycles through which energy and matter continually
                    flow.
                    13.4.7
                    Identify the components of our solar system (i.e. planets, moon, asteroids, comets,
                    sun)
                    13.5.1
Standards:




                    Explain that the sun is the main source of energy for people, which they use in many
                    ways (e.g., fossil fuels derive their energy indirectly from the sun).
                    Content Standard 14.0: The Solar System and the Universe—Students
                    understand that the Earth is part of a planetary system within the Milky Way
                    Galaxy, which is part of the known universe.
                    14.4.1
                    Observe and describe properties, locations, and movements of the sun, moon, stars,
                    clouds, birds, and planets.
                    14.4.3
                    Investigate and describe how distance affects the brightness of any light source.

                    Students will demonstrate the ability to:
Objectives:




                    1. Describe the main characteristics of the planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and
                    meteoroids in the solar system.
                    2. Discuss some of the factors that affect the development of living things.
                    3. Follow the various PowerPoint presentations and do the activities involved, if
                    any.
               Students will work in groups of three or four for the following activity:
               1. Students will view PowerPoint presentation found at:
               www.mr.mnscu.edu/kelson/Geog15553-Aaron.ppt
               This PowerPoint presentation includes a Group Writing Assignment. I will make
               sure everyone in the group participates and that each aspect of the assignment is
               answered. To do this, I will use the following rubric:
                                               Group Assignment
                                                   Rubric
                                           CRITERIA                                    1 3 5 Score
                Written Responses to Assigned Questions
                     Each answer is written in a complete sentence
                     Answers are complete, thoughtful, relevant, logical,
                       and well expressed
                Discussions
                     Each member of the group had a clear
                       understanding of the group’s task
                     Group members willingly listened to one another
                     Each member of the group contributed to the
                       discussion
                Group Activity
                     The group fulfilled all the requirements of the
                       assigned task
                     Overall, the group worked well together
                     The group performed to its full potential
Assessments:




                TOTAL POINTS

               PowerPoint presentation found at:
               http://jc-schools.net/write/sci/SolarSystem.ppt
               This presentation also includes a writing assignment. After viewing this
               presentation, students will be expected to write a paragraph about the Solar System
               including five facts covered in the presentation. The following rubric will be used
               for assessing this assignment:
                                                   5 Facts About
                                                  Our Solar System
                                                      Rubric
                                       CRITERIA                                        1 3 5 Score
                Written Response to Assigned Questions
                    At least five sentences are included in assignment
                    Answers are complete, thoughtful, relevant, logical,
                       and well expressed
                    Answered in complete sentences
                    Included five facts about our Solar System learned
                       from presentation
                Time
                    Student made excellent use of time allowed for
                       assignment
                    Student completed assignment on time
                TOTAL POINTS
               This presentation also includes several other activities on the last slide for the students. I
               would require at least three of these to be done individually and then printed out for me so
               that I can grade it. The Solar System activity would be a great assessment tool as it is a list
               of questions with multiple choice answers. Once all PowerPoint presentations have been
               viewed by the students, I would also include an overall assessment such as a chapter/unit test
               on the Solar System.
                  The following are 5 different PowerPoint presentations the students will use throughout this
                  lesson through the use of TrackStar and/or the Internet:
                  http://www.elko.k12.nv.us/nntc/ppp/planets.PPT
                  This PowerPoint presentation gives a general overview of the nine planets in our solar
                  system.

                  http://plaza.ufl.edu/annep/PlanetsPresentation.ppt#6
                  This PowerPoint presentation also gives a general overview of the nine planets in our solar
Internet URL’s:




                  system.

                  www.mr.mnscu.edu/kelson/Geog15553-Aaron.ppt
                  This PowerPoint presentation has more detailed information on our solar system. It includes
                  a writing assignment for your students to do after they have viewed it.

                  http://edutel.musenet.org:8042/pbtil/cgs2/solar_system/My_ppt.ppt
                  Another overview of our solar system PowerPoint presentation. Answers the questions:
                  “What is the origin of the Solar system?” and “Is there life elsewhere in the Solar System?”

                  http://jc-schools.net/write/sci/SolarSystem.ppt
                  Great PowerPoint presentation on our Solar System! Explains what our Solar System is
                  made up of. Includes a writing activity for students. This is a very interactive PowerPoint
                  presentation; includes several fun activities for students.

                  Grading rubrics have been included in Assessment area.
  Materials

  Supplies
  Printed

    and




                                                Procedures

1. Have students read the section in science text on our Solar System. You can have students partner read,
choral read, etc.

2. Do Think-Pair-Share activities with the students over the readings.

3. Go over TrackStar with the students and have Track #234306 posted in the room.

4. Also, go over the different website they will be involved with for the next two weeks.

5. Number students 1-4. Tell students to remember their number.

6. Have all the 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s work together as they view websites and do any work involved with
each. The first website to be viewed is: http://www.elko.k12.nv.us/nntc/ppp/planets.PPT

7. Students should write a reflection paper over that presentation and turn it in for a grade.

8. In their groups, students should then view http://plaza.ufl.edu/annep/PlanetsPresentatio.ppt#6

9. Students should then write another reflection paper over that presentation and turn it in for a grade.

10. Have groups present to the class their discoveries about our Solar System. Make sure everyone in the
group is involved with this discussion.

11. The next presentation the students should view is: www.mr.mnscu.edu/kelson/Geog15553-Aaron.ppt

12. The previous PowerPoint presentation includes a writing assignment. Hand out the Rubric for this
writing assignment and go over it with the students. Students are to work with their group for a group
grade.

13. The next presentation the students should view is:
http://edutel.musenet.org:8042/pbtil/cgs2/solar_system/My_ppt.ppt

14. The previous PowerPoint presentation includes some more information about our Solar System. It
answers the questions, “What is the origin of the Solar System?” and “Is there life elsewhere in the Solar
System?”

15. Have students write a reflection paper on this PowerPoint presentation.

16. The last PowerPoint presentation the students should view is:
http://jc-schools.net/write/sci/SolarSystem.ppt

17. This is a very interactive PowerPoint presentation! This presentation also includes a writing
assignment. Hand out the Rubric for this writing assignment and go over it with the students. Students are
to work individually on this writing assignment. This presentation also includes several more activities for
your students to do. The last slide has these activities. I would use all or most of these activities as I see
fit. The Solar System link includes a multiple choice test for students. I would use this as an assessment to
see what my students have learned about the Solar System.

18. After completing all these activities, I would hope my students have a better grasp on what all is
involved with our Solar System!

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          Revised and Used by permission from Project Venture, 1998 Technology Innovation Challenge Grant,
                                                    Phoenix, AZ
                              http://www.creighton.k12.az.us/projectventure/index.html

				
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