This game is modeled after the classic board game, Guess Who? Students will work with a partner and give their partner one clue at a time. Then the other student will try to guess which planet the clues connect to.
There are 15 different cards.
The benchmarks related to this game are:
SC.5.E.5.3 Distinguish among the following objects of the Solar System—Sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets—and identify Earth’s position in it.
SC.5.E.5.2 Recognize the major common characteristics of all planets and compare/contrast the properties of inner and outer planets.
The clues are based on the Item Specification that the common characteristics that students must be able to compare and contrast are:
Items assessing inner and outer planet groups are limited to: surface composition (whether they are mostly solid or gas), presence of an atmosphere, size, relative position to the Sun, presence of moons or rings, relative temperature, and relative length of a year.