Fox and SCES, Year Three
Brown – Beth Reeves
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will be able to differentiate physical characteristics between planets.
- Students will practice writing skills while expressing knowledge of planets.
- Students will engage in collaborative discussion with their peers and teacher.
S4E1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to compare and contrast the physical attributes of stars and planets.
- Construct an explanation of the differences between stars and planets.
ELAGSE4W2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
ELAGSE4SL1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Science and ELA
- Scrap Paper
The teacher will pick out a specific planet. Students should then write down physical attributes or characteristics that are found on that particular planet. Students are then prompted to crumble their paper and toss it in a basket, in the middle of the floor. The teacher and PAIR Specialist will read each response and discuss in class.
This activity is great with reviewing materials or introducing a lesson. One could ask, “What do you think about when you see the Earth, or when you see a picture of Saturn?”.