Create a Planet Project Based Learning PBL

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Shelly Rees
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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Students LOVE real-life learning, and this Create a Planet PBL unit will have them asking for more units just like it! Students can plan their very own planet, create a model, design a planet brochure, and so much more! What better way to have students use real-life math, reading, and writing skills than with this fun science project based learning activity?

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All of the hard work is done for you. Simply print the NO PREP pages, and let your students make the decisions in this fun Create a Planet Project Based Learning Unit!

You can use the entire packet for a longer project time-frame, or pick and choose the components that work best for your classroom and schedule.

This engaging Create a Planet PBL includes:

  • Unit Guide for Teachers
  • Planning the Location
  • The Planet Details
  • Planet Facts
  • Weather Forecast
  • Space Specimen Collection
  • My Planet's Lifeforms
  • Astronaut Report
  • Pack Your Suitcase
  • Out of this World Playlist
  • My Favorite Space Trip Memory
  • Space Snapshots
  • Outer Space Calculations (Math Word Problems)
  • Drawing and Describing Your New Planet (map skills, descriptive writing)
  • Making a Planet Model (hands-on creation and problem-solving)
  • Planet Brochure (persuasive and informational writing)
  • Scoring Rubrics
  • More!

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26 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


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