by

Karen Georgina

Lesson Plan-Astronomical Proportions

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First and Last Name

Karen Georgina

E-mail Address

kgeorgina@fms.k12.nm.us     

School Name

Animas Elementary

 

     

 

Lesson Title: Astronomical Proportions 

 

Essential Question(s)

How far is each planet from the sun     

Standard: 2 science (Earth and Space Science)

 

Benchmark(s)

Benchmark 1 , Obj. 2 –Relationships among objects      

 

Subject Area(s) (Click boxes of all subjects that apply)

 Engineering

  Language Arts

 

 School to Career

 

 Math

 Science

 Technology 

 Other:      

Grade Level (Click boxes of all grade levels that apply)

  K-2

  6-8

  ESL

  Gifted and Talented

  3-5

  9-12

  Resource

  Other:      

 

Student Objectives

 

1.

Students will create an example of distance of planets from the sun

 

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Prerequisite Skills

      names of planets, basic concepts of the solar system, measuring skills

 

 

Approximate Time Needed (Example: 45 minutes, 4 hours, 1 year, etc.)

      2- 45 minute sessions

 

Materials and Resources Required for Lesson

 

Scott Foresman 3rd grade science book

Printed Materials

     

Internet Resources

     

Others

      CAP Astronomy Module “Size of the Skies”

The Incredible Two Inch Universe pamphlet for CAP presentation

 

Technology – Hardware (Click boxes of all equipment needed.)

  Computer(s)

  Digital Camera

  DVD Player

  Internet Connection

  Printer

  Projection System

  Scanner

  Television

  VCR

  Video Camera

 Other      

 

 

Technology – Software (Click boxes of all software needed.)

  Database/Spreadsheet

  Desktop Publishing

  Encyclopedia on CD-ROM

  Graphics

  Internet Web Browser

  Multimedia/Presentation

  Web Page Development

  Word Processing

  Other:      

 

Procedures

Setting the Stage:

Introduce concept with “Size of the Skies” CD

Acquisition of Skills:

      Create a proportional distance from sun model

Consolidation of Skills:

     

Closure:

      if finished early, create “Incredible Two Inch Universe”  model

Accommodations for Differentiated Instruction

 

Resource Student

     

 

Gifted Student

      Incredible Two inch Universe model

Procedures

     1.  View CAP astonomy module, “Size of the Skies”

  1. Open discussion on just How far are the planets from the sun.
  2. Predict length of distance of each planet from the sun
  3. Follow the Directed Inquiry on pg. 452 of “Scott Foresman” science book, grade 3
  4. Display in the hallway.
  5. Create “Incredible Two Inch Universe” if time.

 

Assessment

     Since this was a class project, no assessment or assessment rubric was used.

Don’t forget to attach your student assessment rubric.

 

When you expect to teach this:

     Taught in March

Reflections (What went well, what you would do different next time)

     This was a great class project before the students did individual planets reports and projects.