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Science celestial bodies solar system interactive ntbk 6 foldabes TX TEKS 6.11A

Science celestial bodies solar system interactive ntbk 6 foldabes TX TEKS 6.11A
Science celestial bodies solar system interactive ntbk 6 foldabes TX TEKS 6.11A
Science celestial bodies solar system interactive ntbk 6 foldabes TX TEKS 6.11A
Science celestial bodies solar system interactive ntbk 6 foldabes TX TEKS 6.11A
Science celestial bodies solar system interactive ntbk 6 foldabes TX TEKS 6.11A
Science celestial bodies solar system interactive ntbk 6 foldabes TX TEKS 6.11A
Science celestial bodies solar system interactive ntbk 6 foldabes TX TEKS 6.11A
Science celestial bodies solar system interactive ntbk 6 foldabes TX TEKS 6.11A
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Fun and engaging lesson covering celestial bodies in our solar system! Foldables for the sun, moon, comets, meteoroids, meteorites, asteroid belt, and the Kuiper belt are included. Students have the opportunity to draw each type of celestial body and research key facts. Full teacher key includes tips on how I’ve employed this lesson in my classroom, instructions on how to assemble and mount the foldable (with pictures), I also included many links to websites that provide the information students need to complete the foldables. I use these foldables as a key component of my solar system unit. Covers topics necessary for student understanding of Texas TEKS 6.11A

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I use this lab with my middle school students to cover several key solar system concepts such as: how the moon helps shape life on earth, the difference between meteors, meteorites, and meteroids, the sun, what a comet is, the asteroid belt, and the Kuiper belt. Students also get practice with research by completing the foldable with key information regarding each celestial body.

If you're teaching a solar system unit, your students may also enjoy my lesson with nine foldables covering all 8 planets and the dwarf planet Pluto. Click HERE for more details.

Addresses many common core and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The foldables in the lesson are sized for interactive notebooks or science journals. Bundle includes: a detailed description for teachers of how I’ve used these activities in my class, six student foldables, full teacher key for each foldable, student example of interactive notebook entry, and links to web based resources perfect for guiding students with research.

All fonts used to create the lesson are included and are 100% free and rights-cleared so you can use them to create your own products, even lessons you plan to sell on TPT! Lesson was created for elementary and middle school students and reinforces many English language arts common core standards (such as: “Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context”). RST6-8.3, RST6-8.4

Approximately two to three class periods in length (as a point of reference, I teach a 50-minute class). I generally allow my students to use computers, iPads, or smart phones to do the research and I complete all the foldables in three days. Created by Mister Science
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Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) addressed in this lesson:

ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System
The solar system consists of the sun and a collection of objects, including planets, their moons, and asteroids that are held in orbit around the sun by its gravitational pull on them.

This standard is covered when students research celestial objects in our solar system and learn basic facts about each.

For my fellow Texans:

This lab covers the following TEKS:

6.11 (A)
(11) Earth and space. The student understands the organization of our solar system and the relationships among the various bodies that comprise it. The student is expected to:

(A) describe the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, planets, Galilean moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets;


This TEK is met when students research the sun, meteors, asteroids, and comets in our solar system


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