Designing a Scale Model of the Solar System

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General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 5, 8
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Instructional Time: 45 Minute(s)
Keywords: scale model, model, solar system, distance from Sun, size of planets
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan Project Instructional Technique
Instructional Design Framework(s): Direct Instruction, Learning Cycle (e.g., 5E)
Resource Collection: iCPALMS

Aligned Standards

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Aligned Access Points

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SC.5.E.5.In.2
Recognize major differences in the characteristics of the planets in the Solar System.

SC.5.E.5.In.3
Identify that the Solar System includes the Sun, Earth, Moon, and other planets and their moons.

SC.5.E.5.Su.3
Identify that the Sun, Earth, and Moon are part of the Solar System.

SC.8.E.5.In.7
Compare conditions on other planets in the Solar System to those on Earth, such as gravity, temperature, and atmosphere.

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