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Digital Solar System Activities

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This digital resource contains web-based activities that students can complete in Google Drive™ or Microsoft OneDrive™. Students will use the 25 slides to learn about the planets in our solar system by accessing websites, reading short passages, typing answers to questions, and clicking and dragging movable objects. This resource is a great addition to an astronomy unit! No prep for you; no lost papers for them!

Slide contents include:

  • defining a solar system
  • understanding geocentric and heliocentric models of the solar system
  • planet order from the sun
  • planet order by size
  • terrestrial planets and gas giants
  • defining rotation and revolution
  • key characteristics of the sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
  • understanding why Pluto is considered a dwarf planet
  • other objects in the solar system (comets, asteroids, meteoroids)
  • completing review questions

What's Included:

  • 25 interactive slides
  • teacher answer key
  • step-by-step tutorial explaining how to share the resource with your students (both for Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive)

**Please note that you’ll need an internet connection, a laptop or tablet, and a Google or Microsoft OneDrive account.**

"With all of the new Science standards, it is nice to have fresh digital resources that are engaging and up to date" - Scarlett

Recommended Grade Levels: 4, 5, 6

Number of Slides: 16

Supports: 2010 Virginia Science SOL 4.7, 2018 Virginia Science SOL 4.5

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