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Solar System

Solar System

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Author: LaDonna Burnett
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Students will be able to learn the different aspects of our solar system.  

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Tutorial

Science Standards being addressed.

Earth Science: 

5. The solar system consists of planets and other bodies that orbit the Sun in predictable paths. As a basis for understanding this concept:

a  Students know the Sun, an average star, is the central and largest body in the solar system and is composed primarily of hydrogen and helium.

b.  Students know the solar system includes the planet Earth, the Moon, the Sun, eight other planets and their satellites, and smaller objects, such as asteroids and comets.

c. Students know the path of a planet around the Sun is due to the gravitational attraction between the Sun and the planet.

Source: Education, State Board Of. Science Content Standards - Curriculum Frameworks (CA Dept of Education) (n.d.): n. pag. Science Content Standards for California Public Schools. California Department of Education, June 2003. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.

The Big Idea

You are going to use information to make a concept map about our solar system.  Make sure your organizer has at least three different facts about: A. The Sun  B. The Planets and C. One thing in the solar system that was not listed (ex.astroids, meteors, moons).  The organizer will be an outline for you when writing an essay about the solar system, so the more details you have now, the less you will need later.  

Cartoon Episode on Planets

This video will give a brief description of the solar system. Talking about the sun, planets, and dwarf planets.

Source: "Solar System & Planets- Lesson for Kids." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.

Sites to visit for more information

Solar System - Click through the solar system to learn more about the different planets, moons,  stars, asteroids, meteors, and comets.

What is a planet - Learn different facts about the planets. Scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more about one specific planet. 

Planets in our solar system-  Informative video on the planets and sun.

Planet song - A short repetitive song that will help with remembering the order and names of the different planets.

Resources

 

Education, State Board Of. Science Content Standards - Curriculum Frameworks (CA Dept of Education) (n.d.): n. pag. Science Content Standards for California Public Schools. California Department of Education, June 2003. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.

"Images of the Solar System and the Planets from Mercury to Pluto." Images of the Solar System and the Planets from Mercury to Pluto. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.

"Our Solar System." The Solar System. Kids Know It.com, n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.

"Planets in Our Solar System | Sun and Solar System | Solar System for Children | 8 Planets Elearnin." YouTube. YouTube, 05 Sept. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.

"Solar System & Planets- Lesson for Kids."  YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2014

"The Planets Song." YouTube. YouTube, 11 July 2011. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.

"What Is a Planet?" What Is a Planet? National Geographic Kids, n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.