Students choose a planet from the solar system to research. Then they design a children's story that weaves in the unique details about the planet.
This project includes the directions, a student checklist to help chunk the assignment, the research page, a story map and storyboard to help the students to plan, and the detailed grading rubric.
My students let their imaginations run wild and they get so creative. This helps them to "own" the planet and really understand it.
Try using Tour of the Solar System Introduction to the Planets Activity
as an introduction before your students decide which planet to research!
Thanks for looking!