This lesson is the second lesson in a unit on the solar system. In the first lesson the class brainstormed their prior knowledge on the solar system on chart paper. As homework the night before students will have gone outside to observe the night sky and record their observations to report back to class in small groups for today’s lesson.
The students will get into groups of four to five students in each group. The group will go outside and write down what they see in the sky during the day. Then each student will bring out their observations from the night before. In class, the students will get into their groups and discuss what they saw in the
sky that night and see if they have some of the same things down.