Orbits and the Movement of Planets Inquiry Labs

Kesler Science
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5th - 9th, Homeschool
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Description

Students will analyze the orbital distance and revolutionary period of planets in our solar system. There are four labs included in this lesson. One lab takes you outside your classroom to do measurements. The other labs give students the data. Choose which is best for your classes. Students will then make predictions about other planets in our solar system.

The product contains three complete labs that are differentiated for all of your students.

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What's Included:

- Teacher Resource Pages - prep time, standards/objectives, teacher directions, materials, and additional resources.
- Answer Keys - suggested answer keys for the labs
- CER Conclusion and Reflection Questions - Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning statements along with 3 reflection questions per lab.
- All pages are EDITABLE.

3 Differentiated Labs

Dependent Student Lab - A complete lab. This level is written with a combination of procedural instructions and inquiry questions. They are moderately student-centered with guided inquiry questions throughout the lab. Suggested for on-level learners.
Modified Student Lab - A complete lab. This level provides the most structured lab experience. The lessons may eliminate parts of the lab and change the questioning to include sentence stems or multiple choice questions. Suggested for learners with modifications.
Independent Student Lab - A complete lab. This level is the most student-centered experience. Suggestions are made for the students to get started, but most of the decisions will be student-centered. The students will be responsible for most aspects of the lab and will have the least guidance. Suggested for advanced learners.

Materials Needed Per Group:

lengths of yarn/string: 1m, 1.5m, 5m, 10m (wrap the lengths of yarn around a popsicle stick to avoid tangling)
Large outdoor space or gym

Standards Alignment

TEKS: 6.11 A - Describe the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, planets, moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets.

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Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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