Google Classroom Solar Systems

Earth Patterns, Cycles, and Change Topic   Investigating the planets Primary SOL 4.7 The student will investigate and understand the organization of the solar system. Key concepts include a) the planets in the solar system; b) the order of the planets in the solar system; c) the relative sizes of the planets.

Technology: Students will utilize their laptops by watching a brief informational video to answer a follow
up riddle worksheet. Students can also conduct further research on their own if the video was not
substantial enough for them.
Content: The information presented will aid the students in learning the solar system and various facts
surrounding the planets.
Pedagogy: Students will use this activity to a lesson on planets. They will be familiarized with the locations
of the planets and relative facts in order to enhance classroom discussion.
TPK: watching the video on their laptops will aid the students in being able to understand the shear sizes of
the planets and accurately visualize them in their correct order.
CPK: The students will be able to differentiate the planets and be able to provide feedback to group
discussion as well as know the locations and facts about our solar system at base level.
TCK: The informational video will allow students to visualize the content. Many people learn visually
rather than through auditory means. The content will be able to be seen while taught, helping link any
misconceptions the students may have had.

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Weekly Blog Post Week 5

What has been your experience with LMSs as a learner? How have they helped (if they have)? Do you envision using one in your future career, why or why not?

LMS have been incorporated into my education for along time now. LMS has helped me view my grades, homework assignments, and contact my teachers through a simple webpage. Applications known as blackboard, have been able to offer all aspects of my education. They have helped me by allowing me to know where I stand with my education and grades at all times. I believe having something accessible to teachers, parents, and students is essential. Software like this makes it easy for teachers to communicate and keep records visible to everyone. In my future career I hope to have a webpage to keep track of the students progress, grades, homework, classwork, and assignments, visible to the parents at all times. I want everyone to feel and be as involved into the education of my students as they can be.

Making Activity Week 5

Probability and Statistics Focus: Applications of Data and Chance 3.17 The student will a) collect and organize data, using observations, measurements, surveys, or experiments; b) construct a line plot, a picture graph, or a bar graph to represent the data

Week 4 Weekly Blog Post

Describe an instructional activity you could do using the 3d printer and/or Tinkercad software. How would you include the four principles in this weeks reading in your activity? What VA Computer and technology SOLs would be addressed?

3.5 The student will develop map skills by

a) positioning and labeling the seven continents and five oceans to create a world map

I would use a 3D printer to print out a shape of each continent, I would then have each student place those pieces on a blue sheet of paper. The blue sheet stands for the ocean area on the globe. The students will be assigned to place each continent in the direct area and location, then labeling 5 the oceans around.

Creation: The students will divide up in groups and figure out which of the 7 continents they will print.

Iteration: They will then design their elements through Tindercad.

Sharing: Students will then share which continent they picked out and why those chose to print that one.

Autonomy: Now, students will work all together and place the continents on the blue sheet of paper. They will place them in the corresponding locations and then label the oceans.

Weekly Blog Post Week 3

3.5 The student will develop map skills by

Positioning and labeling the seven continents and five oceans to create a world map


Technological Knowledge

  • Map of the world with only continents and oceans labeled
  • Globe


Content Knowledge

  • Positioning and labeling the seven continents and five oceans to create a world map


Pedagogical Knowledge

  • Song clarifying 7 continents and 5 oceans and what they are called, to help them memorize the names before they are bale to locate exactly




  • Singing the song with the class, teaching the content



  • Map of the world with continents and oceans labeled



  • Have the students point to the continents or oceans on the globe as they sing along



Students may think the earth is flat due to the tools shown to them.

Students may think the distance of the continents are different, due to the map of the world and how it is laid out.


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