MS. JOHNSON’S CLASS SAJOHNSON3@CRIMSON.UA.EDU (205)310-1611Science: Our Solar System
SCIENCE STANDARD• Science 2 (11.) Identify basic components of our solar system, including the sun, planets, and Earths moon.
OBJECTIVES FOR PROJECT:• After this project, students will be able to name and recognize elements of our solar system including Earth, Sun, Earth’s moon, and all planets.• Students will communicate and collaborate in groups to research information, recreate our solar system, then present their information to the rest of the class.
PROJECT-BASED LEARNING• Our classroom uses projects to learn and explore topics throughout the school year. Project-based learning is an approach where students learn through collaborating with their peers to create projects that can last from a few days or the entire semester .
Essential question:Why do we need our solar system?Unit questions:What would happen if we had no Sun?What would happen if we had no moon?Content questions:What are the components of our Solar Sytem?How many planets are there?What do the planets rotate around
STUDENT’S ROLE: • Each student will be placed in a group with three to four peers. • Together, they will research information about our Solar Sytem, including Earth, the planets, Earth’s moon, and the Sun. • Once they have found enough information, they will recreate each element of our Solar System using whatever materials the group prefers. • For the final presentation, each group will present their solar systems with information they found about each element of our solar system.
PARENT’S ROLE: Parents will assist students with researching information and finding materials for the project.