This is an entire unit for the Space curriculum. It fits the expectations for the Ontario Science Curriculum. If you are considering it, please consider my bundle of science for grade 6 as it will save money overall. The unit includes absolutely everything you could use for this unit to teach it as either language or as science. This unit is designed to be taught as either a series of guided reading centres, or as a science unit. Students will enjoy the inquiry style research activities and discovery and teachers you will enjoy the less stress as lessons are pre-planned and require no effort on your part! For the first time I have also included some of my interactive notebook activities to do with student. Writing, reading and science all mix effortlessly in this unit to make covering more of the curriculum easier. All lessons come with a detailed lesson instruction sheet and can easily be printed and left for a substitute. As the units are also pdf's they can be put on google classroom easily and those students requiring assistive tech will have no difficulty accessing the pages using google read and write.
The Unit Covers:
- Characteristics of Inner and Outer Planets
- International Space Station
- Technology invented because of space travel
- Challenges of Living in Space
- Types of Ways to Investigate Space
- Canadian contributions to space activity
- Pros and Cons of space exploration
- Podcast activity from Nasa
Furthermore I have thrown in a section of Vocabulary cards that you can print, laminate and put up on a bulletin board to keep from year to year. They come with a brief explanation of the word. I have noted that this could take two months, however you could easily complete these lessons within a couple of weeks if you used them for language and science.
This unit will come with worksheets and activities.
This unit contains persuasive writing and would tie nicely with my persuasive unit if you don't already have it:
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