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Composition of the Solar System

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 45 minutes.

Group Size:
Pairs


 

Summary:
Students will use a reading selection to compare the solar system to a neighborhood and do some writing, drawing and make comparisons to reinforce their knowledge about the rocky planets, gas giants and amount of matter in the solar system.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Science - Earth Science
Standard 1 Objective 2

Analyze Earth as part of the solar system, which is part of the Milky Way galaxy.

Materials:


Attachments

Instructional Procedures:

  1. The reading selection is fairly long and may contain vocabulary the students are unfamiliar with. There are a variety of reading strategies that could be used to help students read it. The teacher may choose to do a “think aloud” or reciprocal reading strategy. The students may be encouraged to talk to the text through post-it notes or do a K-W-L chart to aid understanding.
  2. A “stop and write” is shown on the worksheet.
  3. After the reading, ask students to complete the analysis section.

Bibliography:
Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.

Author:
Utah LessonPlans

Created Date :
Nov 04 2014 12:39 PM

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