This is a PowerPoint presentation that covers all (or nearly all!) Earth and Space Science Florida State Standards. The presentation begins with learning goals students are expected to reach and continues through the presentation of information that will need to be known in time for FCAT/SSA. As the information is presented, only the most key information is underlined.
Videos and pictures are embedded throughout to capture and maintain student interest and engagement. Videos can be found through PBS Learning Media ("What is a Planet?"), Story Bots ("Planet Rap"), and SciShow Kids ("Explore the Solar System").
My students use the presentation to take notes in their Science notebooks - only the underlined information needs to be written down! - as a means of frontloading the lesson and then to study for assessments later. Additional activities and extensions are done separately.
The presentation could also be printed out as a means for students to take their own notes and make their own connections throughout or simply as a means to fuel discussion.