Blast off -solar system webquest lesson


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Blast off -solar system webquest lesson

  1. 1. Blast Off! Travel through space to learn about the solar system A webquest for Grade 4 students at Blanchard Memorial School
  2. 2. Introduction Greetings space travelers! Are you ready to explore the solar system? For this activity you will blast off to cyberspace to find information on the Internet that will help you learn all about a planet.
  3. 3. Ready to Blast Off You will need…. • Your planet worksheet. Be sure to write you name on it. • Careful reading skills. The Internet has a lot of information. It’s up to you to read the websites to find the information you need.
  4. 4. Instructions 1. Write the name of the planet you are researching on your worksheet. 2. Click or press the space bar to move through the slides. 3. Click on the planets in the following slides for Internet links that will help you find answers to questions about the planet. 4. As you explore Internet sites about the planet, be sure to write down what you learn.
  5. 5. Is the Planet Terrestrial or a Gas Giant? 1. Click the planet. 2. Read the paragraph about the planets in our solar system. 3. Is the planet you are studying terrestrial (rocky) or a gas giant?
  6. 6. Learn About a Planet 1.Click on the planet to blast off! 2.Click on the name of the planet you are studying. 3.Read the website to learn about the planet.
  7. 7. Find the Temperature Range of a Planet o Click the sun, and then click the name of a planet for some Fast Astronomy Facts, including temperature range.
  8. 8. Other Interesting Facts o Click this planet to see what else you can learn. Write down at least 3 more interesting things.
  9. 9. Did you finish your worksheet? Check carefully to make sure everything is complete. Great! But you’re not ready to return to earth yet….Your next mission is to go to the next slide and choose a game to play. Have fun! Mission Accomplished
  10. 10. Games & Activities Answer Questions to Solve the Solar System Puzzle Solar System Trading Cards Play Astronomy Hangman Do Some Crossword Puzzles When you have completed your worksheet, you can play some games to learn more about our solar system.