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.