The Solar System Unit has 5 lessons (one free lesson), a 100 slide power point with animations, writing prompts, task cards, centers, student learning maps, activities, and an end of unit assessment! Your kids will love this unit!
I designed all of my "space units" to go along with an interactive animated power point that will help engage your students with great visuals and opportunities for learning. Each of these five lessons has anywhere from 15 to 26 power point slides to guide you through the lesson. Each lesson also includes a 5-E style lesson plan format.
This unit comes with:
-A 100 slide animated power point divided into 5 lessons to guide your instruction with great visuals! This is not your average PPT!
-5 lesson plans (5 E Model)
-20 Question End of Unit Assessment
- Four Student Learning Maps for vocabulary acquisition
-Planets vs. Dwarf Planets foldable for an interactive notebook entry or as a center activity
-3 writing prompts (opinion, expository and persuasive)
-The Planets - vocabulary review (printable/center/activity)
-Days of The Year (Planets and Rotational Speed) - (printable/ center/activity) math integrated
-Asteroids, Meteoroids, Meteors, and Meteorites diagram and vocabulary review (printable/center/activity)
-Comets diagram & vocabulary review (printable/center/test review)
-The Space Race - vocabulary and concept review
-All answer keys included!
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.
Day 6: End of Unit Assessment: This assessment is a comprehensive assessment that covers the entire unit. The answer key is included.
Your students will love this unit! You may even learn some things about our Solar System as well!
Turn off the lights and have your kids say "3-2-1 Blastoff" and they will be transported to space for your science lessons in this unit!