Author:
KIMBERLY SMITH, BLAIR PHILLIPS
Subject:
Information and Technology, English Language Arts, Reading Informational Text, Science, Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Assessment, Diagram/Illustration, Homework/Assignment, Interactive, Lesson, Lesson Plan, Presentation, Primary Source, Reading, Software
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary
Grade:
3
Tags:
#BCS #DLI #DLIBCS #NCDLI
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
Language:
English

Education Standards

What We Know About the Solar System with Makey Makey

What We Know About the Solar System with Makey Makey

Overview

Using Wonders Literature Anthology and students Reading/Writing Companion, students will learn “What we know about Earth and its neighbors”.  Students will read about discoveries in space and how we learn more about our solar system.  After reading texts from Wonders using literature anthology and student reading writing companion, students will be placed in 9 groups (representing one planet each) and conduct research on their planet.  Students will create a one pager displaying a drawing or image of their planet with six facts (facts must include size, temperature, and an option of four other facts).  Students will then utilize Makey Makey to conduct an oral presentation of their project by coding and recording facts.  After completion, students will do a Gallery Walk to visit each planet while completing interactive guided note sheet in Google Slides.

Wonders Unit 3 Weeks 1/2

 

*This lesson is to be completed at the end of week 1 and 2 of unit 3. 

Using Wonders Literature Anthology and students Reading/Writing Companion, students will learn “What we know about Earth and its neighbors”.  Students will read about discoveries in space and how we learn more about our solar system.  After reading texts from Wonders using literature anthology and student reading writing companion, students will be placed in 9 groups (representing one planet each) and conduct research on their planet.  Students will create a one pager displaying a drawing or image of their planet with six facts (facts must include size, temperature, and an option of four other facts).  Students will then utilize Makey Makey to conduct an oral presentation of their project by coding and recording facts.  After completion, students will do a Gallery Walk to visit each planet while completing interactive guided note sheet in Google Slides.

 

*This lesson will use Makey Makey at the end. Here is a basic set up video you can watch to learn more about Makey Makey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X3hb__YynM . If you need further assistance, please reach out to your district technology leader.