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A brief introduction to our solar system

Student Application

Take a closer look at what the Earth is made up of and how it moves in the Solar System.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand that earth is a planet in space.
    1. Earth is a planet, a large body of rock that circles the sun.
    2. Earth is one of nine planets in our solar system.
    3. The other planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Mercury, Venus, and Mar...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Clay model of Earth. Using different colors of clay, have students construct a three dimensional model of earth. Cut a wedge from the model and label earth's layers.
  2. Miniature weathering and erosion. Create a landscape using sand, pebbles, and clumps of grass (with soil still in roots). Use spray bottle of water, faucet, and c...

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