The Planets

Bronze level

Published on 11/30/2012

Learning objectives

  • • Students will learn different ways to classify the planets of our solar system and reinforce this new knowledge by completing creativity e
  • • At the end of the unit, they will bring all aspects of the lesson together to write a creative story about what it would be like to live o
Created for

Ages 8 - 10

Subject

Astronomy

21st Century Skills

ICT for learning

Student self-assessment

Required hardware

PC

Instructional approach

Direct instruction

Learning activity details

• Knows that planets differ in size, composition, and surface features
• Knows that the Earth is one of several planets that orbit the Sun and that the Moon orbits the Earth
• Knows that planets look like stars, but over time they appear to wander among the constellations
• Knows that astronomical objects in space are massive in size and are separated from one another by vast distances
• Knows that the Earth is distinguished from other known celestial bodies in that it is the only planet known to harbor life, although similar planets might yet be discovered in the universe

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