# Our Amazing Solar System Worksheet 6th grade Science Lesson by oxd99547

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3rd 6 weeks - Week 1

The Big Idea:                             Unit:                               Topic(s):

The solar system is made up               Earth & Space Systems           Gravity: Mass vs Weight and
of the sun and the objects                                                begin Solar System Model
that are held in orbit by its
gravitational force.
DAY 1                 DAY 2                  DAY 3                DAY 4                 DAY 5
Engage, Explore        Explore/Explain       Elaborate              Evaluate             Engage, Explore

TAKS: 5               TAKS: 5                TAKS: 5               TAKS: 5               TAKS: 5
TEKS: 6.6A, 6.13A     TEKS: 6.6A, 6.13A      TEKS: 6.6A, 6.13A     TEKS: 6.6A, 6.13A     TEKS: 6.5A, 6.13A

Overview: Finish lab   Overview: Complete                          Overview: Engage:
from Day 1.            Weight: A changing                          Practice reading
Gravity to Mass and                                                Gravity, Mass &
physical property.                          metric
Weight-Problem                                                     Distance and
Read Gravity: a        Students work                               measurements on a
pulling force. Read,   individually to                             ruler.
and Part II.                                                       questions.
discuss, and           complete data table
complete T-chart.      and answer the                              Explore:
Begin Explore lab:                           questions. Compare                          *One to two day
Mass vs. Weight       BLM 3                  and discuss answers                         Activity*
TE 70 - 71             when finished.        TE 72                  Working in small
SE 92 - 94                                   SE 96 - 98            groups, students will
BLM 4                                       construct a scale
BLM 1 – 2                                    TE 71 - 72                                  model of the
TE 69 – 70                                   SE 94 - 95                                  distance between
SE 90 - 91                                                                               objects in the solar
system.

BLM 5 – 6
TE 73 – 74
SE 99 - 101
3rd 6 weeks – Week 2

The Big Idea:                           Unit:                               Topic(s):

A scale model can be used to             Earth & Space Systems               Solar System Model
study relative distances and
sizes between and among
objects in the solar system.
DAY 6                DAY 7                  DAY 8              DAY 9                  DAY 10
Explore               Explore                Explain             Elaborate              Evaluate

TAKS: 5              TAKS: 5                TAKS: 5             TAKS: 5                 TAKS: 5
TEKS: 6.5A, 6.13A    TEKS: 6.5A, 6.13A      TEKS: 6.5A, 6.13A   TEKS: 6.5A, 6.13A       TEKS: 6.5 A, 6.13A

*Complete Solar
System Activity*     Overview: Measure      Overview:           Teacher-choice
scale models and       Assessment The      review day for test     Overview:
Overview: Complete   answer questions       Solar System - 10   on the Solar            Assessment –
work on the scale    (Rulers and            multiple choice     System.                 Administer teacher
model. Use           calculators needed)    questions.                                  made test over the
transparency to                                                                         solar system and the
Opportunity for
review the main      TE 77                                                              solar system model.
TE 77               teacher to use
ideas of the         SE 101 - 104
SE 105 - 106        clickers,
activity, students
Smartboards,
take notes as
review sheets, and
needed.
review games

BLM 5 – 6
TE 73 – 74
SE 99 – 101
3rd 6 weeks – Week 3

The Big Idea:                                 Unit:                               Topic(s):

A scale model can be used to                  Earth & Space Systems                    Solar System
study relative distances and
sizes between and among                                                                    and
objects in the solar system.
Systems within the Solar
System
DAY 11                  DAY 12                   DAY 13              DAY 14                  DAY 15
Elaborate/Review        Evaluate                  Engage, Explore      Explore               Elaborate

TAKS: 5                 TAKS: 5                  TAKS: 5              TAKS: 5                TAKS: 5
TEKS: 6.5 A, 6.13A      TEKS: 6.5 A, 6.13A       TEKS: 6.5 A, 6.13A   TEKS: 6.5 A, 6.13A     TEKS: 6.5A, 6. 13A,
*Three Day
*2-3 day activity*                                                                           Activity*
Overview: Students
**You may want to                                Overview: Students   Overview: Students
complete the
use some type of                                 will complete the    complete Solar         Overview: Students
foldable for students                            readings on pages    System Concept         start activity
11.
to complete as                                   111-116.             Map.                   Vacationing in the
TE 78-79                                    Assign students
TE 78 – 79
Reading to Learn:                                SE 111-116                                  different planets
1.   Solar                                                                               and have them
SE 107 – 110                                  BLM 8                  construct a travel
System:
TE 79 -80              brochure.
Intro. And
Go over Planetary                             SE 117                 Rubric for travel
The Sun.
2. Planets and      Fact Sheet chart                                                     brochure on
planetary      with class and then                                                  webpage.
motion         fill in
3. Natural                                                                               TE 81
Satellites                                                                          SE 118
4. Minor
Objects

TE 78 – 79
SE 107 - 110
3rd 6 weeks – Week 4

The Big Idea:                              Unit:                                  Topic(s):

Planets within the solar                Earth & Space Systems                Systems within the Solar
system have unique                                                                 System
characteristics within their
own systems.
DAY 16                DAY 17                 DAY 18                DAY 19                   DAY 20
Elaborate              Elaborate             Explain                Evaluate                  Evaluate

TAKS: 5               TAKS: 5                TAKS: 5                TAKS: 5                  TAKS: 5
TEKS: 6.5A, 6. 13A,   TEKS: 6.5A, 6. 13A,    TEKS: 6.5A             TEKS: 6.5A, 6. 13A,      TEKS: 6.5A, 6. 13A,
6.13B                 6.13B                                         6.13B                    6.13B
Overview: Use Venn
*Continue Activity*   *Finish Activity*      Diagram Notes from     Overview: Use BLM        Overview: Students
web page to review.    9 Venn Diagram to        finish sharing Venn
Overview: Students    Overview: Students     Students will color    show similarities and    diagrams with the
continue to work on   finish the Solar       the diagram and fill   differences              class.
the Solar System      System Travel          in answers.            between planets.
Travel brochures.     brochures.
Students can use       Group the students       BLM 9
TE 81                  the back of the        into groups of three     TE 81
TE 81                 SE 118                 paper to make their    and assign them          SE 119
SE 118                                       own Venn diagrams      planets. Have them
using data collected   complete their own
about the class (ex.   Venn diagrams and
Hair and eye color)    begin to share with
the class.
Venn diagram notes
Venn diagram key       BLM 9
TE 81
SE 119
3rd 6 weeks – Week 5

The Big Idea:                                Unit:                              Topic(s):

There are forces involved                 Earth & Space Systems                    Space Travel
with space travel; Gravity
mush be overcome to leave a
planet; space travel has
evolved significantly over
the last 40 years.
DAY 21                  DAY 22                 DAY 23               DAY 24                 DAY 25
Engage/Explore          Explore/Explain        Elaborate/Evaluate   Evaluate               Evaluate

TAKS: 5                 TAKS: 5                TAKS: 5              TAKS: 5                TAKS: 5
TEKS: 6.6A, 6.13A,      TEKS: 6.6A, 6.13A,     TEKS: 6.6A, 6.13A,   TEKS: 6.6A, 6.13A,     TEKS: 6.6A, 6.13A,
6.13B                   6.13B                  6.13B                6.13B                  6.13B

Overview: Explore       Overview: Complete     Overview: Learn      Overview: Create a     Overview:
forces involved in      and discuss -          about escape         timeline of Space      Complete timeline of
Space Travel            Explore forces         velocity and start   Exploration.           Space Exploration.
(Balloon on a string)   involved in Space      research on space
Travel (Balloon on a   exploration.
string)                                                            TE 83
SE 122
TE 83                TE 83
SE 122               SE 122
BLM 10                  BLM 10
TE 82                   TE 82 - 83
SE 120 - 121            SE 120 - 121
3rd 6 weeks – Week 6

The Big Idea:                               Unit:                                Topic(s):

Unit Assessment                    Earth & Space Systems               Solar System, Systems
within the Solar Systems
and Space Travel
DAY 21                 DAY 22                 DAY 23                DAY 24                  DAY 25
Technology, Enrich/Reteach Days                                     Teacher Choice          Gateways CBA –
Review Day              Unit Test
These days may be used at the teacher’s discretion. The following
are suggested activities that may be used now or at other times     Teacher may use         Teacher administers
within the unit.                                                    clickers,               the Gateways unit
PowerPoints, United     CBA.
Apollo 13 Questions                                                 Streaming, review
Apollo 13 Answer Guide                                              sheets, and review
Apollo 13 Questions (shorter version)                               games.
Famous Faces Booklet
Famous Faces Quiz
Famous Faces Timeline
Jupiter’s Moons (Tier 2-GEMS)
Visiting the Planets worksheet
Visiting the Planets Timeline
Sun Mystery Word Puzzle
Solar System Review PowerPoint

United Streaming:
Spin Around The Solar System (15:07)
Bill Nye: Outer Space (~40:00)
How the Solar System Works (15:00)
Our Solar System (31:21)
Savage Sun (49:21)
Our Amazing Sun (26:00)
Destination Space (1:16:15)

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