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The Solar System
Students will be introduced to the solar system by viewing various images that the teacher has found using various websites.
2 Direct Instruction
Students will view the following movie to help them build an understanding of what makes up the solar system:
Once the students have finished the video discuss what they have seen and clear up any misunderstandings that the students may have.
3 Independent Practice
In small groups/pairs have the students log on to the website: www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm
Assign each group/pair a planet to investigate using that site. This will be a project will take more than one day. Please make sure you outline what the students should be looking for.
-Find 5 Facts
-Provide 2 Pictures
-When was it found and who found it
4 Wrap Up
Have the students present their planet project to their peers and place the projects around the room for viewing.