Saturday, February 21, 2009

Our Solar System

Time to explore the internet to learn more about our Solar System. Follow the directions to gather the necessary information. Make sure you have at least three different sources that confirm your information. Also, make sure you write down the web address of the sites you use to add to your report.

1. Go to
2. Type in "planets" into the search bar.
3. Use the sites that are identified to find the following information about your planet.
A. Diameter
B. Mass
C. Length of year in Earth days
D. Number of moons (if applicable)
E. Distance in miles and kilometers from the sun.
4. Write down the web addresses for each site you use. There should be at least three.

Wednesday, be prepared to create a PowerPoint presentation. You may use the chat below to share information and links among the class. Remember to keep the information on topic because I plan on saving and posting the chat.


Leeza said...

Ooooo... a project! We had to do some stuff on the solar system to except we didn't really do a project we just learned and did a test.

Little Voices, Little Scholars. said...

That is a very interesting project to do. By the end of the project, your knowledge about the solar system would have improved a lot.

Mrs She

NZWaikato said...

Dont know if you want to ask an expert but I do have a brother who works for NASA. (Really...)
Mr Webb, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Rachael said...

Hello, I just wanted to say what a great way for kids to learn! I'm learning about teachers who use technology in the classroom and I never thought of having them do a project off the class blog. I also like how you have the chat option on there as well. It seems like kids will really benefit from this. Very nice!