Description: This app lesson will develop elementary students’ knowledge and understanding of planets, constellations, and the Sun’s orbit.
Instructional Objective: Students will be able to describe a planet in the solar system and its relation to the sun. Students will be able to diagram a constellation and explain its position in the night sky over the course of a year.
Step 1: Students will search for information and video related to their assigned planet using the A Solar System Journey app. Students will record data on the terrain of the planet, its orbit, etc.
Step 2: Students will use the Google app to further investigate their planet. Then, students will research their assigned constellation.
Step 3: Students will build a presentation in ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard providing their researched information. Students will create a drawing of their constellation, illustrating how it appears in the night sky from Earth during different seasons. Students will describe and share facts about their planet and constellation.
Inspired by Charla Escobar