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    • The Solar System
      4th Grade
      By Kelly Haran
    • Phase I: Relative Advantage
      • I would like my students to be able to take a trip to the solar system. By using the Internet, students will be able to view the solar system through interactive games, videos, and pictures.
      • The Internet is a wonderful source for students to gather information on topics that cannot be explored in the classroom. Students are able to go to space without leaving the classroom.
      • The websites in which I use for this topic are all available online and are credible sources.
    • Phase II: Objectives and Assessment
      • Objective: Students will be able to access websites that contribute to the learning process. Students will learn the skills that they need to navigate these websites.
      • Students will understand the difference between credible sources and unreliable sources.
      • Students will learn about the different planets that make up the solar system.
      • Students will play interactive games and research the different aspects that space involves such as space shuttles and astronauts.
      • Students will participate in a webquest.
      • I will assess these outcomes by use of a rubric that will be given to the students before the start of the project.
    • Phase III: Integration Strategies
      • Instructional method: Student directed
      • We will begin our solar system project by looking at a website that displays the names of all the planets in the solar system. Above each name is a picture of the planet. You are also able to click on the pictures to find out more information about that planet.
      • We will then look at the video, A Voyage Through the Universe.
      • I will then introduce the webquest project.
      • I will model how to search the internet for credible sources. I will also provide students with a list of websites that will assist them in this project.
    • Phase IV: Instructional Environment
      • In order to participate in the web project each student will need access to a computer and printer. Students will be given time during both library and computer to work on these solar system projects.
      • This web-based unit on the solar system will take two weeks to complete.
    • Phase IV
      Web resources for students
      • NASA for kids
      • Kids astronomy
      • Solar System
      • Yahoo Kids
      • Space Jr.
    • Phase V: Evaluate Integration Strategies
      • I believe students will be very excited about this project. Students love when we integrate technology into our lessons. I also believe there will be a high participation rate in this unit.
      • The solar system is something that students cannot see for themselves. Students must rely on the information they find.