• SOLAR SYSTEM

     

    PLANETS:

     

    HOW DID I GET MY NAME? Click on the planet. Then scroll down and click on the "IN DEPTH" section. Then click: "Namesake".

    https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/

     

    HOW LONG IS MY DAY/HOW LONG IS MY ORBIT AROUND THE SUN? Click on the planet. Then scroll down and look for "Time on ________":

    https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/planets/en/

     

    FACTS ABOUT MOONS/TEMPERATURE: Click on the planet. Then, look on the right side of the page.

    https://space-facts.com/

     

    FACTS ABOUT ATMOSPHERE/SURFACE. Click on the planet. Then scroll down and click on the "IN DEPTH" section:

    https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/

     

    INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PLANETS. Pleasa don't include just facts with numbers. Click on the planet. Scroll down and find 3 things that are interesting and memorable.

    https://space-facts.com/

    https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/     More complicated to read but it has a lot of interesting facts.

    https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/planets/en/.   Easier to read.

     

     

     

    Video about the relative size of planets: 

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT49AiYFV98 

     

    Rotation and Revolution:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l64YwNl1wr0

     

    What causes seasons:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b25g4nZTHvM 

      

    Constellations:

    Video: Constellations 

     Zodiac Constellations:

    Zodiac Constellations Video

    https://labyrinthos.co/blogs/astrology-horoscope-zodiac-signs/list-of-12-zodiac-signs-dates-meanings-symbols

     

    Sun:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FB0rDsR_rc

     

    Milky Way Galaxy:

    Size of our Milky Way Galaxy: https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/blog/1563/our-milky-way-galaxy-how-big-is-space/

     Mars:

    https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/learn/slideshow/ocean-worlds/

    https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/teach/activity/mars-in-a-minute/

    LANDFORMS AND BODIES OF WATER:

    BODIES OF WATER VOCABULARY:

    A wetland that mainly contains grasses and reeds.     MARSH

     

    A wetland that contains grasses, reeds and trees.     SWAMP

     

    A wetland that also contains peat.    BOG

     

    The large body of saltwater that covers most of the earth.   OCEAN

     

    A large (but smaller than the ocean) body of saltwater that can be connected to the ocean.   SEA

     

    A large sheet of ice that travels down a mountain slowly.  GLACIER

     

    A passage of water made by humans that connects 2 bodies of water.   CANAL

     

    A passage of water that connects 2 bodies of water.  STRAIT

     

    A chunk of ice that floats in the ocean.    ICEBERG

     

    A protected body of water that is surrounded by land.     BAY/HARBOR

     

    A large area of saltwater that is almost completely surrounded by land.      GULF

     

     

     

    MATTER 

     MATTER VIDEO (Introduction) 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELchwUIlWa8 

     

    States of Matter Animation:

    https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/states-of-matter-basics/latest/states-of-matter-basics_en.html

     

    MATTER VIDEO (Compilation) 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEEpUeSVvV0

     MATTER VIDEO (Introduction) 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELchwUIlWa8 

    PLASMA: The Fourth State of Matter: 

    http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_plasma.html

     

    BILL NYE: Atoms and Molecules

    ATOMS and MOLECULES

     

    Bill NYE: Phases of Matter

    Bill Nye Matter

     

     

    PROJECTS FOR STUDENTS:

    Choice Board: Solar System 3rd Grade

    3.E.1.1 Recognize that the earth is part of a system called the solar system that includes the sun (a star), planets, and many moons and the earth is the third planet from the sun in our solar system

    Select one of the assignments below.

     

     
    CREATE CREATURES:

    Create creatures who might live on each planet of the 7 other planets in our solar system.

    • You’ll create a 7-page book using google slides.
    • You’ll get your information fromhttps://space-facts.com/ andhttps://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/overview/ 
    • RULES:
    • 1. You’ll list 3 facts about your planet on each page.
    • 2. Then, you’ll create 3 attributes for each creature. The attributes will need to be connected to the conditions on the planet. For example, a creature living on Mars might be red to blend with the soil, might have a body that could adapt to extreme temperatures, and might fly to be able to get food.
    • 3. You'll have to find an image to match each of the creatures. You'll use the attributes you listed about each one of the creatures to help you find an image.

    EXAMPLE SLIDE:

    mars

     

     

     

    OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM:

    Use Brainpop to “make-a-movie”. You’re making a video about what is in our outer solar system (beyond Neptune).

    Login through Clever. Search for the video "Outer Solar System" and watch this movie. Take notes on the terms:

    • Planet X, trans-Neptunian objects, Kuiper Belt Objects, Scattered Disc, Eris, Pluto, Oort Cloud, sun’s gravity, solar wind, Voyager 1 and 2 and include these in your movie. Your movie must have a minimum of 10 scenes. You must have
    • Submit the movie to: dale.sabaratnam@apps.cabarrus.k12.nc.us

     

    scattered

     

     

     

     

    MOONS:

    Write a seven page book using google slides about seven of these nine moons: Phobos, Deimos,Io, Europa, Gannymede, Calisto, Triton, Titan, Charon.

    There is information under the heading “Moons” on https://space-facts.com/. 

    Include two pictures on each slide and 3 facts about each of the moons.

     EXAMPLE SLIDE:

    io

     

     

     

     ABC BOOK: This is good for people who work quickly! It's a long assignment but interesting!

    Make a 27-page ABC book.

    1.You'll create this in google slides.

    2. The first page will be a cover for the book: ABC SOLAR SYSTEM BOOK, by: ________________________

    3. Each slide will have information about something beginning with each letter of the alphabet. Each page will begin with a letter of the alphabet, beginning with A.

    4. Each page should have a picture.

    4. Each page should have a short description the items--please use your own words--don't cut and paste text--this is illegal!

    5. Find your information on any of the links above (NASA, Spacefacts, Enchanted Learning) OR use other kid-friendly resources (Brittanica, etc.)

    EXAMPLE SLIDE:

    comet

     
     

     

     

Last Modified on November 23, 2021