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Earth is an Ideal Place for Life Anchor Phenomenon

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Earth is an Ideal Place for Life Anchor Phenomenon

This is anchor phenomenon is supposed to create the need for searching for another Earth-like planet, which is the performance task for this unit. 

Origin of the Universe & Solar System Unit Plan

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Origin of the Universe & Solar System Unit Plan

 

Planet Data Cards

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Planet Data Cards

Students sequence planet data cards according to their distance from the Sun in order to surface patterns of mass, volume, density, and composition in the structure of the solar system.

Structure of the Solar System 5E Instructional Plan

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Structure of the Solar System 5E Instructional Plan

In this 5E plan, students will look at data to surface patterns in the structure of our solar system and explore the concepts related to these patterns through a lab and simulator in order to explain the patterns and how they are connected. A focus on density and temperature through particle models will help students understand the big idea from this 5E plan and the big ideas from many important topics later in the course, including convection in the mantle and atmosphere.