This fun STEAM project allows students to research the planets, sun, and moon, displaying their work in an attractive & surprising way!
These Fact Fans are ideal for practicing note-taking, introducing research, for center work, fast finishers, independent projects, and as a supplement to your science unit on Space.
After note-taking, students edit their work, and publish their information. They color the planets and hole-punch the fans at the bottom. A metal brad through the circles completes the project.
Also included are a Cover Page and Resources Page for students to practice citing their sources.
When complete, students can use their completed Fact Fans to order planets' distance from the sun.
For each planet, students must find:
-the distance from the sun
-the length of orbit
-the history of the planet's name
-3 interesting facts
For the sun, students must also find:
-the length of time it takes for the sun's light to reach Earth
-the temperature of the sun's core
-the temperature of the sun's surface
For the moon, students must also determine:
-how much of the moon we can see at one time, and why
-around what does the moon orbit and how long it takes
Answer keys included!
If you're planning a Space unit, consider including some fun Space-themed multiplication coloring sheets!
Color by Product - SPACE
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