Grade 6 STEM
Science: SPACE Outside the Solar System
Monday, March 23, 2015 C- Day
Monday Morning Meeting Procedure:
Science: Students will....
Present their planet presentations to their classmates.
Students will critique presentations.
Gather information from presentation
Discuss what they have learned about their presentation .
Presentation of Planets- Scored with checklist. Max Points
-Name of the Planet _____ of 5
-Visual of the Planet _____ of 5
-Origin of the Name- Where did it get the name? Why was it named?__________ of 10
-Size Diameter_______of 10
-Composition of Planet- What is it made up of? ( gases, rock, etc) __________ of 10
- Description of the Planet________of 10
-Distance from the Sun in miles and kilometers ______ of 10
-What surrounds the planet? ________ 0f 10
- Length of Day______ of 5
- Length of Year _____ of 5
-Temperatures High and Low in Fahrenheit and Celsius _______of 5
Five Facts about the Planet _________ of 15
Text: Outside the Solar System by Patricia Walsh
Deep Space- Pages 4-5
Guiding Question: The author began this nonfiction writing piece with the following :
" On a dark, clear night away from city lights, look up. Look way up. Do you see points of light dotting the black canopy of sky overhead?
Why did the author decided to start the text this way?
Pages 5-6 Exploring Space- Student will sequence space exploration.
Find ways that people are continuing to explore space. Explain why they continue to explore the universe.