Lesson Plan

The Solar System

Understand what the solar system is and the order of the planets
Ernie C.
Early childhood provider
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My Grades K, 1, 2
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science
Objectives

Students will be able to understand what the solar system is, what it's made up of and be able to name the planets. 

Subjects
Science
Grades 3 - 6
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1 Hook

Activity: Other — Introduction

Students will be introduced to the solar system by viewing various images that the teacher has found using various websites.

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Presenting

Students will view the following movie to help them build an understanding of what makes up the solar system:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jEXWxNbpTzU

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

Activity: Investigating

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.

 

For example:

-Find 5 Facts

-Provide 2 Pictures

-When was it found and who found it

4 Wrap Up

Activity: Assessing

Have the students present their planet project to their peers and place the projects around the room for viewing.