This six-page WebQuest allows students to explore our Solar System through research. Students will use the two provided websites to research the Sun and 8 planets that make up our Solar System.
This WebQuest includes fill-in the blanks and full-sentence answers. This assignment concludes with a short open-response question as well as a student drawn illustration of his/her favorite planet.
*Suggestion: In order to save time, link the websites to your teacher page. This will allow students to click the link on your teacher webpage instead of typing in the address themselves. Set the pages to open in a separate window for easy navigation.
*Extension: This is a great introduction project to a culminating activity. After students complete research of all planets, assign a planet to each student, or pairs of students, and have them complete a detailed project on their designated planet (or Sun).