The Solar System Powerpoint Bundle has 100 animated slides with 5 lesson topics. These animations will truly help your students understand the concepts covered in this product. This is not your average power point, and your kids will love watching the animations on each slide as you teach these concepts!
Here are the five lesson topics that are addressed in this powerpoint:
Lesson One - The eight planets of our Solar System will be the main focus, but students will also learn about the "Goldilocks Zone" and the formation of the Solar System.
Lesson Two - Students will learn about the five dwarf planets and the three major asteroid belts of the Solar System. Most specifically, students will understand what classifies a celestial body as a dwarf planet, rather than a planet (especially Pluto). This lesson also provides a great foundation for the next two lessons.
Lesson Three will help the students understand the difference between asteroids, meteoroids, meteors, and meteorites. They will also learn about how a collision can happen,
Lesson Four is all about comets. Not only will they diagram a comet, but they will understand what causes a comet's tail to form and why it is always pointing away from the Sun. Furthermore, they will also learn the difference between short period comets and long period comets.
Lesson Five will round out this unit with a lesson I thought this unit needed to be complete. The students will learn a brief history of N.A.S.A. and the great space race between the Soviets and the Americans.
Turn off the lights and have your kids say "3-2-1 Blastoff" and they will be transported to space as you use this excellent power point to thoroughly enhance your Solar System instruction!