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How far is each planet from the sun
Benchmark 1 , Obj. 2 –Relationships among objects
Subject Area(s) (Click boxes of all subjects that apply)
School to Career
Grade Level (Click boxes of all grade levels that apply)
Gifted and Talented
Students will create an example of distance of planets from the sun
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
Scott Foresman 3rd grade science book
CAP Astronomy Module “Size of the Skies”
The Incredible Two Inch Universe pamphlet for CAP presentation
Technology – Hardware (Click boxes of all equipment needed.)
Technology – Software (Click boxes of all software needed.)
Encyclopedia on CD-ROM
Internet Web Browser
Web Page Development
Setting the Stage:
Introduce concept with “Size of the Skies” CD
Acquisition of Skills:
Create a proportional distance from sun model
Consolidation of Skills:
if finished early, create “Incredible Two Inch Universe” model
Incredible Two inch Universe model
1. View CAP astonomy module, “Size of the Skies”
Since this was a class project, no assessment or assessment rubric was used.
Don’t forget to attach your student assessment rubric.
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.