Welcome to the Milky Way Galaxy! was created as an introduction to my unit on planets. Before studying our Solar System, it is helpful for a student to understand where we are in the universe. Types of galaxies are introduced, the Milky Way, and where our solar system if found. A know/want to know chart is included, along with a planetary trivia quiz to get your students focused on where you're headed in this unit. A 20-slide PPT introduces galaxies, the Milky Way, our Solar System, inner and outer planets. Two and a half pages of student fill-in-the-blank notes are included. There is also an additional assignment that you can use for enrichment that has students come up with their own scale model in order to better understand just how many stars there are in the Milky Way. Get your students thinking with this handy little package!
Stay tuned for a class project on making a model of the Solar System. It is sure to be out of this world!!