This unit puts a creative spin on learning about our solar system's planets. The scenario is that the planets got bored and gave a costume party in the asteroid belt. Each planet came in costume and there was a guessing game to see who was wearing what costume. Students are given clues about the planets. Clues include hints about the planet's size and its position from the sun.
Students are then given an opportunity to design a planet's hat, putting designs on the hat that symbolize information about the planet and its characteristics. Classes can tnen design their own hat and have a fashion show that highlights their designs. Good for a classroom or a gifted and talented group.