Several short teacher backgrounds
give you an introduction to each of the inner planets and the asteroid belt.
Lots of great images
, 6 PowerPoint™ presentations
*, and a video
make it easy to introduce this topic to your students! All the images in the presentations are copyright free - use them any way you like!
In addition to several teacher demonstrations, students create a creature for Mercury
, a probe for Venus
, a brochure for Earth
, and a new symbol for Mars
. Example of creatures from literature and two created by students, images of real space probes, brochures created by students, and an overview of each of the symbols for the planets in our system make it easy for students to create products that ask them to apply what they've learned about a planet.
Read five short texts
about each of the inner planets and the asteroid belt. Each student text has been saved with color or blackline images that students can color. All five have been translated into Spanish
This product could be added to unit that meets NGSS standard MS-ESS1-3♦.
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products? Check out eclipses
, inner planets
, our solar system
, outer planets
, phases of the moon - older students
, phases of the moon - younger students
, and sundials
. We even have a solar system BUNDLE
and a phases of the Moon BUNDLE
to save you money!
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♦ MS-ESS1-3. Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.