SOLAR SYSTEM LESSON PLANS
|The basis of our study was taken from Evan Moor's (1999) Making Books With Pockets: July, which features a thematic unit on Space. This
is a great unit which focuses on the following areas: the planets, the
sun and moon, and the stars. The book includes a picture dictionary
with vocabulary, and an extensive resource list. This is available
for purchase ($12.95) at this link: www.amazon.com|
|Our study also used Copycat Press' (1995) Our Spectacular Solar System unit, which is a thematic unit on the Solar System. This unit includes constellations, planets, and clip art for your bulletin board, as well as a 96-page teaching guide with reproducibles, patterns, mini books, planetary journal, as well as a musical play about the Solar System. This is
available for purchase ($14.95) at:
||The experiment that was used in our unit study is entitled: Build a Bubble Powered Rocket. The lesson plan and procedures are available
for free on the Internet at: http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/rocket.htm
A Solar System bingo game was created by the teacher for special
use with this unit. This was a helpful tool for English language learners to review content vocabulary in a fun way. To link to the game and reproducible bingo cards, click here.
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