EXPLORE YOUR SOLAR SYSTEM! A detailed look at the characteristics of both inner and outer planets – both similarities and differences. This activity has varied sections of matching, cut and paste, fill in the blank, and various graphic organizers. All the planets are broken down: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Planet characteristics deciphered include geology, atmospheric content, moons, rings, and special features. Also covered are: Jupiter’s moons, Galileo, the Great Red Spot, meteors, asteroids, and planetary distances. Very colorful and dynamic! A great addition to your astronomy teaching library.
Cut and paste or Velcro and laminate for special education applications and alternative assessments.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 4th – 8th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
This work has also been shared at workshops, in-services, and conferences.
Applicable to many state science assessments and benchmarks.
Has been applied to state mandated North Carolina end of year tests for science in grades 5 and 8.
Answer key provided.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
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