Solar System and Seasons

 

Objectives:

 

·        To develop a basic understanding of solar system

·        To develop a basic understanding of earth's seasons

·        To increase knowledge and problem solving skills in the science area

·        To increase vocabulary and reading comprehension in the science area for the GED or other educational goals

 

Outcomes:

 

·        To correctly complete the review worksheets

·        To correctly complete the written and online test found on the websites.

 

Warm-Up:

 

Although this is not necessary, read material about the solar system and the seasons.  This material is found in any basic science or GED preparation book.

 

New Instruction:

 

1.      Sites are listed in content order.

2.      If a site has a worksheet attached, print worksheet then click on site.

3.      If no worksheet is available, click on site and take good notes.

4.      Take written and/or online test or quiz (if available).

 Note:  All note-taking activities have no answer keys.

Webpage Title/Content

Grade Level

GED

College

Prep.

Teacher created worksheet

Online test, quiz or interactive activity

Earth’s Seasons

6-12

Yes

Yes

No

Excellent Audio video clip about why the earth has seasons

Earth View

(Go to the UTC part of the page and put in the first day of summer, winter, fall, and spring.)

 

6-12

Yes

Yes

No

No

Solar System

6-12

Yes

Yes

Click here for worksheet.

 

Click here for answer key.

No

The Birth of Stars

9-12

Yes

Yes

No

No

 

Feedback and Review:

 

After completing the worksheets and/or the test (if available), have the teacher verbally quiz you over the material.

 

Transfer of Knowledge or Skills:

 

Review the initial material (from the website) and/or explore the following site.

 

Webpage Title/Content

Grade Level

GED

College

Prep.

Teacher created worksheet

Online test, quiz or interactive activity

Solar System

7-12

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Find out your weight on other planets.

Meteor Showers

5-12

Yes

Yes

No

NASA audio video clip on meteor showers

 

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