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Our Solar System: The Planets

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Elementary students (2nd grade - 6th grade)learn about the planets in our Solar System. Follow the history of exploration of the planets from telescopes to robotic spacecraft. Special thanks to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for their contributions to this video. >
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Lesson Plan for "Our Solar System: The Planets"

Upper Elementary Classes:
Lesson Plan for "Our Solar System: The Planets" from Nine Planets
History, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system

Lower Elementary Classes:
• The Nine 8 Planets, a simplified version of the nineplanets.org website, is for younger students.

Exploring the Planets
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Materials
 

Alabama Course of Study

Science (2005)

Grade: 2
11.) Identify basic components of our solar system, including the sun, planets, and Earth's moon.

Grade: 5
11.) Compare distances from the sun to planets in our solar system.
•  Relating the size of Earth to the size of other planets in our solar system
•  Identifying technology used to study planets
Examples: Hubble telescope, space probes, Mars Exploration Rover

Last updated  January 24, 2012

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Education Sponsors

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  • Alpha Foundation
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Hugh Kaul Foundation
  • Monte L. Moorer Foundation
  • Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust
Web-Interactive Field Trips
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Publix
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting