This is a 650+ slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), challenge questions with answers, built-in review questions, many video links, research links and activity, two page homework, answer key, lesson notes, and much more.
Also included is a 150+ slide PowerPoint review game with answers that reviews the entire set of lessons. A template sheet for recording answers is provided.
This PowerPoint begins with a guess the name of the Outer Planets based only on an image. An arrow points to a new Gas Giant for every slide. The answers are reveled in the first round and then students take over. What is a Gas Giant is then described in a step by step process covering all of the important aspects. A series of questions about density comparing the inner and outer planets follows. How density is obtained, and a few word problems follows by a neat set of slides that drop the planet into water to see if it will sink or float are presented. Students are then shown how to set-up their journal / notebook to gather research in a two page spread. They draw the Gas Giants and leave space for exploration / research. Each planet is then covered in detail with special consideration to their composition, year, day, unique features, distance from the Sun, etc. A Step by step approach with visuals make this portion of the PowerPoint engaging instead of overwhelming. Most of the information the students have already discovered through their research earlier. Links to explore are provided before each planet. Students explore the links and gather important information, the PowerPoint builds upon that research. Review opportunities are presented after each planet that has the students guess the moons in a series of slides, or find the bogus factoid form a list of facts about each planet. The correct answers are revealed after the questions. The demotion of Pluto is covered just before the Kuiper Belt in a series of slides. The Oort cloud and review of the size / entire solar system including the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud concludes the PowerPoint. This is a really neat PowerPoint that balances student exploration / research with bring it back to the center. Amazing visuals are spread through. Many video links are provided that are all short clips. Please see my entire Astronomy Unit (2,830 Slides and much more) that I offer on TpT before purchasing this PowerPoint.
Astronomy Topics Full Unit (3000 Slides, HW, Notes, Keys)
Solar System Basics, Sun, (560 Slides)
Inner Planetary Topics Review Game
Sun, Solar Flares, Sun Spots, Star Life Cycles, (170 Slides)
Sun Topics Review Game
Moon, Phases of the Moon with OREO;s Activity, Axial Tilt, Seasons, and More (260 Slides)
Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, Make a Sun Dial Lesson
Build a Rocket and Launch, Rocketry, Missions, and More (300 Slides)
Asteroid Belt, Meteors, Meteorites, Craters, Lesson (220 Slides)
Outer Planetary Topics Lesson, HW, Notes and More (500 Slides)
Outer Planetary Topics Review Game
Beyond the Solar System Lesson (700 Slides)
Galaxies, types of Galaxies, Many Links
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, 50,000 Slides and Much More
This PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be interactive as possible and ask many questions, provides built in review opportunities, explains directions to activities, and much more. Transition effects are never used.
Please visit my other posting on TpT called The Astronomy Topics Unit which includes this PowerPoint within the 3000+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 13 page bundled homework / assessment, 10 page modified assessment, detailed answer keys, and 7 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. This larger file also includes four PowerPoint review games (110+ slides each with Answers), 38 .flv videos, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, materials list, templates, guides, and much more. Also included is a 190 slide first day of school PowerPoint presentation. Everything arrives in editable format and can be modified to fit any curriculum or time requirement.
Areas of Focus in the Astronomy Topics Unit: The Solar System and the Sun, Order of the Planets, Our Sun, Life Cycle of a Star, Size of Stars, Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, The Inner Planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Craters, Tides, Phases of the Moon, Mars and Moons, Rocketry, Asteroid Belt, NEOs, The Torino Scale, The Outer Planets and Gas Giants, Jupiter / Moons, Saturn / Moons, Uranus / Moons, Neptune / Moons, Pluto's Demotion, The Kuiper Belt, Oort Cloud, Comets / Other, Beyond the Solar System, Types of Galaxies, Blackholes, Extrasolar Planets, The Big Bang, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, The
Special Theory of Relativity, Hubble Space Telescope, Constellations,Difficulty Rating 7/10
I also sell all 20 Middle-Level Science Units now as a digital. This includes all 20 units (50,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 37 PowerPoint review games (5000+ slides), hundreds of lab activities with questions and answers, hundreds of project ideas, 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and Classroom License. .
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thanks again and best wishes.
Ryan Murphy M.Ed
Below are the links to the 20 units of study that I offer on TpT for individual purchase. All of these are included in the curriculum purchase.
Physical Science Units
Science Skills Unit
Laws of Motion and Simple Machines Unit
Matter, Energy, and the Environment Unit
Atoms and Periodic Table of the Elements Unit
Physical Science Curriculum
Physical Science Bundle Package (4 Units)
Life Science Units
Human Body System and Health Topics Unit
Cellular Biology Unit
Infectious Diseases Unit
DNA and Genetics Unit, Cell Division
Taxonomy and Classification Unit
Evolution and Natural Selection, Change Topics Unit
Ecology Feeding Levels Unit
Ecology Interactions Unit
Ecology Abiotic Factors Unit
Life Science Curriculum
Life Science Bundle Package (10 Units)
Earth Science Units
Weathering, Soil Science, Soil Conservation, Ice Ages, Glaciers Unit
Astronomy Topics Unit
Geology Topics Unit
Weather and Climate Unit
Earth Science Curriculum Bundle
Earth Science Curriculum (6 Units)
Water, Water Quality, Rivers, Lakes, and Fish Units
Water on Earth, Properties of Water, Water Pollution Unit
Rivers, Lakes, and Water Quality Unit (Salmon, Fish, and more)
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Entire Curriculum I offer on TpT...
Entire 4 Year Curriculum, 20 Full Units, (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more
Ryan Murphy M.Ed
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