BC: By Kristin Johnson Example of 5th Grade Work
FC: Traveling Across the Planets | By: Kristin Johnson
1: Enjoy Your Journey... | 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 Traveling Across the Planets Lesson Plan found at the end of the Mixbook. Technology is very important and can be a big motivator for students. Students can publish their work on the web or can buy a hard copy to share with family and friends. Throughout this brochure you will be taking a Tour through the solar system. you will visit all the planets and discover some new objects on your way!
2: the sun | The sun is the largest object in the solar system. Everything revolves around the Sun. The sun is a yellow star that sustains life on the Earth. The sun is 5 billion years old.
3: Mercury the planet nearest the Sun is extremely hot on the side that faces the Sun and extremely cold on the side that faces away from the Sun. It reminds astronomers of the moon. | mercury
4: Venus is known as Earth's "twin" because they are about the same size. Venus is hot and dry because it has no ozone layer to protect it. It is also the brightest of all planets in the sky. Venus is unique because it rotates backwards. | Venus
5: The Moon | Luna, also known as the moon orbits around the Earth. Our months are measured by the moon. The moon goes through all the phases in about a month. It is covered with craters where other objects have hit the moon and dented it. The moon is the only object in the universe that man has walked on, besides Earth.
7: Earth Earth is the the third planet from the Sun. Animals, plants, and other organisims live all over the planet surface. Water covers most of the Earth's surface. It takes 24 hours for it to spin completely around on its axis and takes 365 days to circle around the Sun. Earth is the only planet known to hold life.
8: Mars | Mars was thought to have living live or aliens because of its mild temperature and signs of water. Mars has the highest mountains and deepest canyons than any other planet.
9: Asteroid Belt | The Asteroid Belt is located between Mars and Jupiter. Asteroids Orbit Jupiter because of Jupiter's strong Gravity. Asteroids are large rocks in outer space that were left over from the formation of the solar system.
10: Jupiter | Jupiter is known for its Great Red Spot, which is a storm that has been going on for 300 years. It is one of the gas planets and has no solid surface. It has the most moons of any other planet, around 62.
11: Saturn | Saturn is known for its rings that reach 169,800 miles wide. The planet is bigger than the Earth but smaller than Jupiter. Saturn has 34 moons.
12: Uranus | Uranus is unusual from the other planets. It rotates on its side because a long time ago an object crashed into it. Uranus might have a large ocean underneath its clouds. It has a rocky core and might have trillions of large diamonds because of all the pressure it is under. It has 27 moons orbiting around it.
13: Neptune | Neptune was unknown for a very long time so astronomers don't know as much about this planet. It is the farthest planet from the sun. It has the Great Dark Spot which is a huge storm. There are 13 moons known to orbit the planet.
14: Pluto | Pluto use to be a planet but astronomers discovered in 2006 it is a Kuiper Belt object. We do not know much about Pluto because a probe has never been sent there. It has 3 moons.
15: Comets are the rare objects in the sky. They are made out of dust and ice. They can live for billions of years unless they hit the warmer solar system. | The Kuiper Belt is beyond all the planets. It contains icy bodies.
16: The Lesson Plan, Traveling Across the Planets is accommodated for the 5th Grade classroom. It is aligned with the MO Grade Level Expectations and MO Show-Me Performance Goals.