Type:

E-book, Lesson Plan

Description:

Students will work in groups to research and compare planets to Earth. They will analyze the unique qualities of each planet and determine which planet they’d choose for a “Galactic Vacation.” Specific areas of emphasis include the physical characteristics of the planets, distances in space, and compatibility for life.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Astronomy
  • Science > General Science

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

nortel learnit nortellearnit science planet planets solar system powerpoint spreadsheet

Language:

English

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Update Standards?

SCI.6.4.A: Science

use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including journals/notebooks, beakers, Petri dishes, meter sticks, graduated cylinders, hot plates, test tubes, triple beam balances, microscopes, thermometers, calculators, computers, timing devices, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum; and

SCI.6.11.C: Science

describe the history and future of space exploration, including the types of equipment and transportation needed for space travel.

SCI.7.9.A: Science

analyze the characteristics of objects in our solar system that allow life to exist such as the proximity of the Sun, presence of water, and composition of the atmosphere; and

SCI.7.9.B: Science

identify the accommodations, considering the characteristics of our solar system, that enabled manned space exploration.

SCI.8.4.A: Science

use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including lab journals/notebooks, beakers, meter sticks, graduated cylinders, anemometers, psychrometers, hot plates, test tubes, spring scales, balances, microscopes, thermometers, calculators, computers, spectroscopes, timing devices, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum; and
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