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FC: SOLAR SYSTEM PLANETS

1: Welcome to my Mixbook technology curriculum project! The following pages are examples of work that students might create and publish following the directions of my solar system lesson plan found at the end of this Mixbook. Technology is a powerful motivator for students. They can create projects that are aesthetically pleasing and that can be published to share with other students, family, and friends. In addition to being viewed on the Web, a Mixbook creation can be printed out as a hard copy book that can be housed in the classroom, presented to the school library, or purchased by parents and guardians as a keepsake of their student's work. Kristi Owens

3: Mercury Terrestrial Planet “The Winged Messenger" Small Planet (8th Largest) Seen as the "Morning Star" or "Evening Star" Heavily cratered Extremely Hot (825 F) on side facing sun Extremely Cold (-320 F) on side opposite of sun Weak Gravitational Pull due to mass No natural satellites (moons)

5: VENUS Earth's "Sister Planet" "morning star" or "evening star" Brightest of all planets Blueish color Experiences phases Thick dense atmosphere Day vs. Year Rotates- 243 days Revolves- 225 days Tilt of axis (177 degrees) Rising and setting sun (west-east) Retrograde rotation High atmospheric pressure 100 times that of the Earth (1.07 Ibs) Massive "greenhouse effect" Rains sulfuric acid CO2 (97%)

6: Earths position in space -Not the center of the solar system - Elliptical orbit - Plane of the ecliptic Shape and Size of Earth - Revolution (Year) - Rotation (Day) - Precession (Epoch) Revolution - The earth moves counter-clockwise - We are located 93,000,000 mi. away - We move at average 66,000 mi/hr (Faster in winter, slower in summer) Rotation - East to west - 23:56:04 - 15 degrees/hr Precession - 26,000 yr. cycle - significance of the North Star

7: Key Variables in the cause of seasons - Tilt of the Earth's axis -23.5 degrees - Location of the Earth in it's orbit Seasons - 2 solstice - Solstice = "Sun stands still" - June 21- Summer solstice - December 21- Winter solstice - Rises NE and Sets NW - 2 Equinox - Equinox = equal (day and night hours) - March 21- Spring equinox - September 21- Fall equinox - Rises directly east sets directly west Latitudes as it Relates to the Sun - Equator - 0 degrees - Tropics of Capricorn & Cancer- 23.5 deg. N & S - Arctic & Antarctic Circle- 66.5 deg. N & S

9: Mars The "God of War" Very earth like Distinct "Reddish" color Interesting features Plains Channels - Dried river beds - Seasonal changes Polar ice caps -Frozen CO2 Olympus Moons volcano - 15 mi. high - 370 mi. wide THIS IS THE SIZE OF TEXAS

11: Jupiter King of the Gods By far the largest planes in the solar system. -318 times large than the earth. Interesting Features - Great RED SPOT -25,000 mi. Dia - A Jovian storm - Colorful bands - 39 satellites (moons) - Atmosphere - H and He -Ring structures

13: Saturn "God of Agriculture" Visible in the night sky AKA the planet with ears Is the end of the "Ancient Planets" Interesting Features A system of rings Rings are frozen pieces of CO2 , rock, etc. Second largest planet in the solar system

15: Uranus and Neptune The "Twin Planets" The "Ice Giants" Atmosphere's are both is H & He Uranus- God of Sun - Discovered in 1781 - William Hershell- a comet hunter Neptune-God of the Sea - Discovered in 1846 - Adams & Leverrier - Noticed variations in orbital path

18: To the Right of this page is the lesson plan for this assignment. It gives you and overview of the project as well as what tools are needed and what is expected from the students.

19: MixBook Lesson Plan SECTION ONE Author: Ms. Owens 5th grade class (Kristi Owens) Email Address: kristi_owens@hotmail.com Semester Created: Fall of 2009 LESSON OVERVIEW Title: Planets in our Solar System Brief Description: In the Mixbook I describe the planets and give interesting features of all. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/GENERALIZATIONS: There is more to our solar system then just earth and that each of those planets are interesting and exciting in their own way and that not are exactly the same whether in location, shape, size, color, or temperature. ENGAGING QUESTION/SCENARIO: I will engage my students on this project by showing them a similar mixbook I have already. This I feel will excite them for this project as well as show them what I am looking for and expect from them. I will also begin by asking them question like What is the largest planet? Which planet is closest to the sun? or even which planet was thought to contain aliens? in hopes that they will be excited to learn about the planets in our solar system and interesting facts about each. SUBJECT AREA(S) (Put an X by all relevant subject areas.) ___ Math X Science ___ Reading ___ Writing ___ Social Studies/History ___ Foreign Language X Art ___ Music ___ PE X Information and Technology Literacy GRADE LEVEL (Put an X by all relevant grade levels.) ___ Kindergarten ___ Grade 1 ___ Grade 2 ___ Grade 3 ___ Grade 4 X Grade 5 ___ Grade 6 ___ K-12 Elementary ___ K-12 Middle ___ K-12 Secondary ___ Secondary DETAILED LESSON DESCRIPTION GLE #1: The SWBAT identify and explain certain characteristics of the planets in our solar system (GLE Science, Composition and Structure of the Universe and the motion of the objects within it, Strand VI The Universe has observable properties and structure, Concept B- Grade 5) (Performance Standards 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.8, 2.1, 2.3, 2.7, 4.5, 4.6) STUDENT ASSESSMENT Formative Assessment: The teacher will observe the students as they work on their mixbook project. She/ he will answer questions the students have regarding the project and make sure they all remain on task and are following the directions and criteria given to them. Summative Assessment: The teacher will grade the student’s final project according to the scoring guide. Once everyone’s project is graded each group will have a chance to show the other students what they accomplished. Once everyone is done showing a paper will be passed out to everyone asking them what they thought about the project, what the most interesting thing they learned was, and if they felt they benefited from doing this project. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Scoring Guide COLLABORATION To accommodate for any struggling students, teacher assistants will be observing in the classroom and ready to answer any questions a group might have about their mixbook project. If a computer lab teacher is present and available she will also be their to assist the students with any computer difficulties they might have. LESSON IMPLEMENTATION The Solar System mixbook unit will last a week and a half, a total of eight days. We will approximately spend 45 min to 1 hour each day working on this project gathering information and working in the computer lab. ACCOMMODATION OPTION ELL/IEP Students: If you have ELL the students will be grouped together as well as if there are IEP they will also be grouped together. Both groups will have an assistant there to assist them with their special needs. If they are part of the ELL they will be able to write their mixbook in whatever language they feel most comfortable in and another teacher will be allowed to grade it according to my rubric. MANAGEMENT/ORGANIZATION TIPS Some suggestions for this project would be allow the students enough time to gather all the information they need don’t rush them. Another suggestions would be to have adults like teacher assistants be available to help because when it comes to a project where young student s have to work on the computer many will have questions or begin to wonder of task. MATERIALS AND RESOURCES REQUIRED FOR UNIT Computers, the web, library books, magazine articles, and the mixbook website. TECHNOLOGY Web-based resource Mixbook UNIT PLAN FLOW CHART/TIMELINE Day 1: A) The Teacher will introduce the lesson topic to the students, by using an example of a mixbook he/she created themselves so the students are able to visibly see the project and know what is expected of them. Then the teacher will ask them basic questions to see what they know for example (What is the largest planet in the solar system? or Which planet is closest to the sun?) By asking the students questions the teacher will get an understanding of what level the students are at and what level they should be at, at the end of the project. B) The teacher will then provide a rubric for the students explaining what will be expected from them on this project and what will need to be included in this project. For example interesting features like the great red spot on Jupiter. C) The students will then break up into partners of their choice to work with on this project creating a booklet with facts about each planet in our solar system. D) The teacher will then allow the partners time to converse with one another to get ideas of what ideas they want to look for and where they want to go with this project. Day 2: A) On this day the teacher will take the kids to the computer lab and introduce the children themselves to the mixbook website allowing them time to look at other examples on the website and get ideas. B) The teacher will once more go over the rubric and explain how the students are to go about creating this booklet by using all available resources internet, library, class discussions, etc.) as well as converse with other groups to get ideas of how to create an interesting, creative, and fun pages for the mixbook. Day 3: A) Begin in the classroom and have the kid’s use this day as a work day looking up information within the library, computer lab, and teacher resources around the classroom. This will allow them time to gather some information they want to place in their book. Day 4: A) Like the day before this will also be a work day for the students to gather up the information they need for their mixbook. Day 5: A) The students will now be able to begin working on their mixbook in the computer lab as well as use the library for looking up any additional information they need to place in their mixbook. Day 6: A) Again they will be going to the computer lab to work on their mixbook and ask any questions they have regarding what I am expecting from them or any questions on the information they have collected. Day 7: A) Today the kids will be taken to the library to finish up most of their project, they will be allowed one more day to do last minute touches but for the most part I expect the kids to have their mixbook pretty well finished. Day 8: A) The kids will be taken to the computer lab to finish up the last minute touches to their mixbook. B) Today is the Day The mixbook is due Mixbook lesson plan Edit tagsSaveor Cancel Tags e.g. report, new release, planning Page Tools Rename this page Delete this page Insert links Insert links to other pages or uploaded files. Pages Images and files Insert a link to a new page 1. Loading... 1. No images or files uploaded yet. 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User settings Recent Activity Show 0 new items * Solar System Planets Mixbookedited by Kristi Owens * Solar System Planets Mixbookedited by Kristi Owens * Technology Reflectionadded by Kristi Owens * Mixbook lesson planedited by Kristi Owens * Mixbook lesson planedited by Kristi Owens * Mixbook lesson planedited by Kristi Owens * Solar System Planets Mixbookedited by Kristi Owens More activity... kowens View Edit Mixbook lesson plan Page history last edited by Kristi Owens 28 minutes ago MixBook Lesson Plan SECTION ONE Author: Ms. Owens 5th grade class (Kristi Owens) Email Address: kristi_owens@hotmail.com Semester Created: Fall of 2009 LESSON OVERVIEW Title: Planets in our Solar System Brief Description: In the Mixbook I describe the planets and give interesting features of all. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS/GENERALIZATIONS: There is more to our solar system then just earth and that each of those planets are interesting and exciting in their own way and that not are exactly the same whether in location, shape, size, color, or temperature. ENGAGING QUESTION/SCENARIO: I will engage my students on this project by showing them a similar mixbook I have already. This I feel will excite them for this project as well as show them what I am looking for and expect from them. I will also begin by asking them question like What is the largest planet? Which planet is closest to the sun? or even which planet was thought to contain aliens? in hopes that they will be excited to learn about the planets in our solar system and interesting facts about each. SUBJECT AREA(S) (Put an X by all relevant subject areas.) ___ Math X Science ___ Reading ___ Writing ___ Social Studies/History ___ Foreign Language X Art ___ Music ___ PE X Information and Technology Literacy GRADE LEVEL (Put an X by all relevant grade levels.) ___ Kindergarten ___ Grade 1 ___ Grade 2 ___ Grade 3 ___ Grade 4 X Grade 5 ___ Grade 6 ___ K-12 Elementary ___ K-12 Middle ___ K-12 Secondary ___ Secondary DETAILED LESSON DESCRIPTION GLE #1: The SWBAT identify and explain certain characteristics of the planets in our solar system (GLE Science, Composition and Structure of the Universe and the motion of the objects within it, Strand VI The Universe has observable properties and structure, Concept B- Grade 5) (Performance Standards 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.8, 2.1, 2.3, 2.7, 4.5, 4.6) STUDENT ASSESSMENT Formative Assessment: The teacher will observe the students as they work on their mixbook project. She/ he will answer questions the students have regarding the project and make sure they all remain on task and are following the directions and criteria given to them. Summative Assessment: The teacher will grade the student’s final project according to the scoring guide. Once everyone’s project is graded each group will have a chance to show the other students what they accomplished. Once everyone is done showing a paper will be passed out to everyone asking them what they thought about the project, what the most interesting thing they learned was, and if they felt they benefited from doing this project. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Scoring Guide COLLABORATION To accommodate for any struggling students, teacher assistants will be observing in the classroom and ready to answer any questions a group might have about their mixbook project. If a computer lab teacher is present and available she will also be their to assist the students with any computer difficulties they might have. LESSON IMPLEMENTATION The Solar System mixbook unit will last a week and a half, a total of eight days. We will approximately spend 45 min to 1 hour each day working on this project gathering information and working in the computer lab. ACCOMMODATION OPTION ELL/IEP Students: If you have ELL the students will be grouped together as well as if there are IEP they will also be grouped together. Both groups will have an assistant there to assist them with their special needs. If they are part of the ELL they will be able to write their mixbook in whatever language they feel most comfortable in and another teacher will be allowed to grade it according to my rubric. MANAGEMENT/ORGANIZATION TIPS Some suggestions for this project would be allow the students enough time to gather all the information they need don’t rush them. Another suggestions would be to have adults like teacher assistants be available to help because when it comes to a project where young student s have to work on the computer many will have questions or begin to wonder of task. MATERIALS AND RESOURCES REQUIRED FOR UNIT Computers, the web, library books, magazine articles, and the mixbook website. TECHNOLOGY Web-based resource Mixbook

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