This lesson was written for 5th grade students. Students will recognize different characteristics about the planets, and describe why earth is habitable. It is important that students realize the vastness of space and the sun’s importance to sustaining not only human life, but it’s impact on our solar system. Standards include: Ohio Standards:
Topic: Cycles and Patterns in the Solar System
Content Statement: The solar system includes the sun and all celestial bodies that orbit the sun. Each planet in the solar system has unique characteristics.
Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
Science and Engineering Practices
-Developing and Using Models