I LOVE this project! I had out "Secret Missions" to the kids in sealed envelopes. They have to "break the seal" to find out what their mission is. The buy-in for this is huge!
This project is a self-directed small group project to explore our solar system. There are three different secret missions; one to explore the inner planets, one to explore the outer planets, and the third covers the Kuiper belt, comets, asteroids and life on other planets and moons.
The Secret Mission sheets are included. The planning sheets are also available for purchase.
I really enjoyed using this project with my middle school students as well as with my elementary students. I hope you do too!