Inner Planets Lesson (PowerPoint, notes, and activity)

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This product includes Cornell notes, an activity, a PowerPoint on the lesson, and a mini quiz PowerPoint on the inner planets. This product is part of my $5 Solar System Unit Bundle: Notes, PowerPoint, projects, assessments, & Activities.


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-Cornell notes: There are two versions--filled and fill-in-the-blank. Notes are completed by following along with the PowerPoint. This allows you to walk around and support students, engage with students, or sit comfortably in your seat. There are five criteria to the Cornell notes: header, student notes, drawings of main ideas, summary, and student-derived question (Depths of Knowledge).

-Power Point Presentation: Presentation guides direct instruction as students follow along and complete their Cornell notes. Presentation revisits anticipation guide statements from the beginning of the lesson and at the end (serves as warm-up), has built-in mini quizzes (editable) at the end of each lesson to check for understanding (5 multiple choice questions students answer on the back of their notes), pictures to help learn the material, and starter sentences to support students complete the summary section of their Cornell notes (differentiated instruction).

-Activity: An activity follows the Cornell note in order to support and reinforce students' understanding of the content and provide students an opportunity to think critically by creating something new with the input received from the notes. There are five criteria: written portion, art, color, reflection, and an “excellent" component to encourage students to do a quality piece of work.

Each criteria is worth one point making each Cornell and activity worth five points. For easy grading, simply circle missing components or stamp to designate full credit. As a teacher, I am out the door after the bell rings and I do not bring any grading home. I truly am the teacher time saver!
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2. If you purchase this product and the unit bundle, please note you will be purchasing duplicates so buy the bundle and save time and money!

3. Purchase license to share if more than one teacher will be using this product. Keep in mind this product took time to create with the teacher and student in mind. Read the terms of use.

4. To view the PowerPoint, open the PDF, click on “View” and then on “Full Screen Mode.”


$5 Bundle!!
Check out my store for more bundle units on Physical science and Earth Science to save time and money as these units also follow the same procedures and expectations! You save over 50% by purchasing bundles! They include the following, which I also sell individually:

-Pre-assessment/Warm-up activity: Includes a unit cover with the Next Generation Science Standards and a word bank. Also includes a worksheet: designed to uncover what your students know, don’t know, and what they can anticipate to learn in the unit. PowerPoint is included to guide activity.
-Assessments: test, quiz, answer key, and reflection activity
-Lessons: five Cornell notes, activities to reinforce input, and a PowerPoint for each lesson
-Projects: includes directions, rubric, and templates for most
-Notebook set-up: table of contents, score sheet, teacher strategies and suggestions on how to use interactive notebook.

Unit Bundles

Scientific Investigation Unit Bundle- Science Interactive Notebook

Plate Tectonics Unit Bundle: Earth Science Interactive notebook

Rock and Mineral Unit Bundle: Earth Science Interactive notebook

Matter and Chemistry Unit Bundle- Physical Interactive Notebook

Earth Science/Astronomy Unit Bundle: Earth, Sun, and Moon

Solar System Unit Bundle: Notes, PowerPoint, projects, assessments, & Activities

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Inner Planets Lesson (PowerPoint, notes, and activity)
Inner Planets Lesson (PowerPoint, notes, and activity)
Inner Planets Lesson (PowerPoint, notes, and activity)