Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Represent data in graphical displays to reveal daily changes in the length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky. Students begin by laying all cards image-side down on a floor or table. The students then use their Solar System cards and sort them based on these properties. Using two decks of cards, students can play a memory game that can help students develop pattern and property recognition skills. We review what diameter means and what orbit means we have learned these terms in previous lessons. A group discussion tool.
Jupiter Solar System Trading Cards, Jr. Edition • zooguillem.ga FOLD Jupiter Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun. Jupiter is made mostly of gas. It has a big red spot.
Lesson Overview-5E Lesson Plan
Just download the PDF, print, and fold in half to make each card. Edition" is a collection of cards that depicts solar system objects such as planets, comets, asteroids, the Moon, and the Sun. A content reading tool. A group discussion tool. A sorting and classifying activity. Students can use the information on the cards to identify properties of solar system objects and then sort and classify the cards based on these properties.
Students can arrange the cards based on properties such as color, position from the Sun, composition, and number of moons. A pattern and property recognition activity. Using two decks of cards, students can play a memory game that can help students develop pattern and property recognition skills.
Students begin by laying all cards image-side down on a floor or table. The object of the game is to turn cards over two at time to make as many matching pairs as possible. The game continues until all of the cards are matched. The player with the most pairs wins.
Once students have read the cards, they can do one or more of the following:. Lessons 4 through 7 focus on the movement of the Earth around the Sun. Lessons 8 and 9 are lessons about Orreries, lessons 10 and 11 cover solar eclipses, lessons 12 and 13 are about the moon, lesson 14 discusses the other planets in the Solar System, and the last 4 lessons; are about stars and constellations.
In this lesson students will learn about the other objects that make up the Solar System. They have already learned about the Sun and the Earth's connection to it. However, it is good background information for students for when they start learning about the NGSS Standard.
Support an argument that the apparent brightness of the sun and stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth. Planets can be observed in the night sky and are brighter than most stars.
It also supports 5-ESS Represent data in graphical displays to reveal daily changes in the length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky. Some planets are more visible in the night sky during certain times of the year. Earth and the Solar System. Similarities and differences in patterns can be used to sort, classify, communicate and analyze simple rates of change for natural phenomena.
We have been doing a lot of learning about the Solar System with the main focus being on the Sun, Earth, and the Moon. We have been discussing the fact that there are other objects in our Solar System and that some of these can be seen in the night sky. I mention to the students that during their moon observations, they may have also seen Venus and Mars nearby in the early evening and that the planets can sometimes look like stars. I tell the students that they are going to get a set of cards that I will hand out to each group.
I tell them that I only want them to look at the picture side of the card and that they will work with their science groups to sort these cards into categories of their choosing. Here is another link to free cards that have more information that can be used for the sorting activity later. For the 2 free sets of cards, I would suggest covering up what the objects are so that there can be more novelty in the initial sorting. I give them 5 minutes to sort the cards and this starts an involved discussion about how they should be sorted.
Some students sort the cards by the size of each of the objects, some sort by the color, and another group decides to sort them based on how pretty or ugly they think the pictures are. Others decide to open their Science Resource book to help them I don't discourage this, but it informs me of students who may not enjoy the novelty or challenge of coming up with their own strategies for sorting. After the students organize their cards, I first ask what these cards are- and I call on a few students to explain what they are.
They should figure out that these cards are the planets of the Solar System and that there are some other objects included. I write down Solar System and tell the students what it means. I then ask for a few students to share how they organized their cards and why they did it this way. I remind them that there are no right or wrong answers and that this was and exploration of the cards. A few students share that they sorted the cards by size, others by shape and some sorted the cards based on colors.
I tell them that as scientists, they know that things can be classified and categorized in many different ways and they will be doing that next. I ask the students about what they think the cards are and many of them know that they represent planets and other space objects asteroids, comets, and moons. I tell the students to turn the cards over to look at the different data on the back of the cards. I tell the students to talk to their science groups about what they see on the backs of the cards.
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Pics about Space. Big collection of full-sized public images about space. These FREE printable solar system trading cards will teach and entertain your kids for hours! Solar System Trading Cards Students create "trading cards" of the sun and other objects in the solar system to demonstrate their understanding of them. Objects should include an inner planet, an outer planet, and comets, asteroids, and/or meteoroids.