Critical Content and Skills

Content Area:

Students will know...

Formative Assessment

Students will be able to...

Product Summative Assessment

1. how the planet is structured in layers and minerals.
WS: Students will create drawings of the Earth including all the layers and labels.
Interpret: illustrate the different layers of the Earth.
G: Students will create a glogster where they will show the different layers of the Earth and how those layers differ in size and consistency.
2. how the solar system was created and how it changed during the origin of the solar system.
D: Students will talk about the forces and actions that the solar system underwent during the origin of the solar system.
Self Knowledge: recognize the forces and actions that the
Comic Life: Students will create a comic life that shows the origin of the solar system and how the different forces effected this formation.
3. how the sun is layered and how it effects the solar system.
WS: Students will create models of the sun and the layers of the sun.
Explain: model the sun and the layers that make up the sun.
Tumbler: Students will create a tumbler including a different post for each of the layers of the sun, including the atmosphere, and how a link for each of the layers.
4. how the planetary motion effects the Earth and the other planets that revolve around the sun.
Q: The students will take a quiz where they will describe the planets motion.
Empathy: role-model how the planets move and the way the rotate around the sun.
iMovie: The students will create an iMovie which should include the students role-models of the planets motion through out space.
5. the different planets that make up the solar system and how they are similar and different.
D: Students will join in a dialogue about the different planets and why they are similar and different.
Perspective: compare and contrast the different planets.
Blog: Throughout this lesson the students will post about a planet and the differences there are between their planet that was assigned to them and the other planets
6. how and why the moons are different than the planets they revolve around.
P: Students will be given a prompt with which they will answer how the moons differ from planets and also how our moon was created and how it effects Earth.
Apply: propose how a new moon would effect the Earth if it were to be introduced tomorrow.
Podcast: Students will create a podcast where they describe how a new moon would change the effects to the planet and why would these effects matter to humans on the Earth.

Formative

Q - Quizzes
WS - Work Sample
SA - Self Assessment
P - Prompts
O - Observation
D - Dialogues

Product - Summative

CL- Comic Life
IM - Imovie
B - Blog
PC - Podcast
W - Wikispace
G - Glogster