This is a week long unit about space. A different topic will explored for each of the five days. On the first day, we will focus on the solar system as a whole. We will create a model of the solar system using construction paper. On Tuesday, we will study the phases of the moon. We will model each of the phases using Oreo cookies. Wednesday and Thursday are the days we chose to connect. On Wednesday, we will be doing an activity related to Earth. Each student will create a model of Earth’s layers using food. On Thursday, we will be completing a “Mars Investigation” worksheet, using online resources. On Friday, we will again study the moon. Each student will create a poster with facts about the moon. Resources, including lesson plans, worksheets, rubrics, as well as differentiated instruction/rubrics for gifted, English Language Learners, and LD students are all included for all five days.