Exploring Solar System Quinto, Jessica P. Saint Andrew Catholic School Bugallon, Pangasinan
Unit SummaryOur solar system consists of an average star we call the Sun, the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. It includes ; the satellitesof the planets; and the numerous comets, asteroids and meteoroids. The whole solar system, together with the local stars visible on a clear night, orbits the center of our home galaxy, a spiral disk of 200billion stars we call the Milky Way.
The lesson will be supported by interactive works through different incorporated activities . Along the discussion, there will be significant questions that will encourage full participation and self-reflection. The discussion will be aided with teacher-made instructional materials and computer based productions that are best suited for the students’ level of thinking and skills.
Curriculum Framing QuestionsEssential Question:1. What makes you unique?Unit Questions:1. Is it possible to live in Mars?2.If one planet did not exist, how would it affect the Solar System?Content Questions:1.What is solar system?2. What is a planet, sun, a dwarf planet, an asteroid, a comet, and a meteor?3. How does the gravitational pull of the sun affect the solar system?4. How does solar energy help living things?
Project ExpectationsThis project will help my students develop 21st century skills by:a. Thinking creatively, working independently and applying technology effectively in coming up with a project output. b. Communicating clearly and working effectively in a diverse team during group works.c. Guiding and leading others towards a common goal.
Students’ Needs Assessments Assessment is used to gather evidence of learning. Students will be assessed through teacher observation, quizzes, daily works, and final outputs. Students needs feedbacks on their performance so as to know if they are doing well and where they need to place additional effort.
Teacher’s General Goals for the Project My goals for the course are:a. To apply exciting strategies in teaching my lesson.b. To promote higher-order thinking. c. To come up with activities that will highly promote the multiple intelligence of each student.d. To give my students a meaningful and relevant learning.
Teacher’s Goals for the Student:a. To conclude that solar system is an orderly arrangement of heavenly bodies.b. To differentiate the 8 planets as according to their satellites, rings, orbit, rotation, and revolution.c. To compare the other members of the solar system from each other .d. To conclude that the surface temperature and the relative period of each planet are related with their distance from the sun.