Planet Research {3-D Model and Planet Report}

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Becoming an “expert” on a planet and creating a planet model is always one of the highlights of the year for my students. This solar system project includes three parts: completing planet research and a planet report page, creating a 3-D planet model, and presenting the 3-D model to the class.

You can complete the planet research and model at school if you prefer. I work with students on the research in school and they complete the 3-D model at home.

I do all the research at school before students begin working on the model at home. In this way, students are already “experts” before starting the 3-D model project.

Week 1: Students choose the planet they want to study and complete the research. I send the parent note home at the end of week one and attach the card stock holder and the fun fact page.

Week 2: Students work on the 3-D model at home. At school, students can complete the planet research if you have two weeks allotted for the solar system. Or, you can finish the research during week one and move on to the next science concept.

On the day the planets are due, schedule time for students to present their models to the class. The model presentation is meant to be short- about 2 minutes per student. Students will present in the order shown on the rubric and will share the five facts listed on the holder.

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This resource includes:
★ Suggested timeline/lessons to complete model and planet report
★ Planet Model letter for parents (if students are completing the model at home)
★ 3-D Model suggestions and photos
★ Planet anchor chart
★ Planet selection slips (students love to vote for the planet they want to research!)
★ Master list (to keep track of the planet each student is researching)
★ Recommended websites for planet research
★ Handy slips to give to students with websites listed
★ Planet report pages and covers for each planet
★ Blank planet report page
★ Grading rubrics for research project, 3-D model, and presentation of 3-D model

This is a fun yet meaningful project that students will enjoy and remember! Please see the preview for examples of everything that is included.
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39
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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Planet Research {3-D Model and Planet Report}
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Planet Research {3-D Model and Planet Report}
Planet Research {3-D Model and Planet Report}