Summary: Students determine distance and diameters for a proportional solar system model. Students use Google Maps Daft Logic Distance Calculator to determine cities for placement of planet models. Students create a presentation of their model information.
Effective Tech Lesson 5.16
This lesson is in my Level 5 Curriculum Progression.
Recommended for Fifth through Eighth Grade
Uses Microsoft Excel, but can be adapted for other spreadsheet programs.
Uses Google Maps Daft Logic Distance Calculator
May use presentation programs, such as PowerPoint
Teacher Instructions (pdf)
Student Instructions (pdf)
Student File (Word)
Answer Key (pdf)
Students work at their own pace from written instructions.
Opportunity for student choice: project presentation technology, placement cities, presentation text, presentation design
Duration: Four 60-minute class sessions
No new skills; application of skills previously learned.