The student will investigate and understand the organization of the solar system. Key concepts include:
a) the planets in the solar system;
b) the order of the planets in the solar system; and
c) the relative sizes of the planets.
Learn about the Solar System with NASA (great research tool)
The Case of the Galactic Vacation
Build an Approximate Model
CCT Suggested Design Briefs:
Teacher Name: 4th Grade Science CCTS
The student will already be familiar with the content and characteristics of the planets found in our solar system.
Suggested Design Brief:
Design and construct a “being” that can live on one of the planets found in our solar system. Your “being” must be three dimensional, 30 cm or less, and contain one movable part. It must show temperature of the planet, order from the sun, type of surface and atmosphere, and whether it is a gas or terrestrial planet.
Suggested Reflection Activity:
Students will present their “being” and explain how it will survive on the planets. Other classmates will guess the home planet of their “being.”