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Description:

This is a lesson about the size and scale of planets in the solar system. Learners will kinesthetically model the order of the planets outward from the sun. Then they will use a string and beads to create a model to represent the relative distances between the planets. Finally they will explore another model (using a beach ball for the sun) to discuss relative size of the planets to the sun. The lesson uses the 5E instructional model and includes teacher training, pacing guides, essential questions, a black-line master science notebook, a student presentation booklet, supplemental materials, and vocabulary for both students and teachers. This is lesson 1 as part of the Mars Rover Celebration Unit, a six week long curriculum.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140509193558267T,NSDL,Earth and space science:Solar system:Planets,Planetary Science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Upper Elementary,Elementary School Programming,Mathematics,Elementary School,Phoenix,Space science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mathematics:Measurement,Mars Exploration Rovers,Space Science

Language:

English

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