Cosmic Quest

Introduction

Welcome, young explorers! Are you ready to embark on an interstellar adventure to learn about the vastness of our solar system? Prepare to journey through space and discover the wonders that orbit our sun.

Here is a fun video to watch before we start our cosmic quest!

 

Task

Your mission is to investigate the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets that make up our solar system. You will create a detailed report on each planet, including its size, composition, atmosphere, and any moons or rings.

You may use this resource:

solar system - Kids | Britannica Kids | Homework Help

Process
  1. Research: Begin by gathering information about the solar system. Use reliable sources to learn about each planet and its unique features.
  2. Diagram: Illustrate the solar system by placing the planets in order according to their distance from the sun. Don’t forget to include the asteroid belt!
  3. Summary: Write a brief summary about the solar system, addressing questions such as:
    • How big is our solar system?
    • What is the solar system made up of?
    • How many planets are in our solar system, and what are three characteristics of each planet?
Evaluation

Your work will be evaluated based on the accuracy of the information provided, the creativity of your presentation, and the thoroughness of your research.

Conclusion

Reflect on what you’ve learned about the solar system. How does understanding our place in the universe impact our perspective on Earth and space exploration?

Credits

Video Reference:

P. K. (2021, September 28). Everything About Solar System | Solar System Explained | The Dr Binocs Show | Peekaboo Kidz. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErUZVWUP0c4

Article Reference:

solar system. (n.d.). Britannica Kids. https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/solar-system/353789

 

Teacher Page

Grade Level: 4-6
Subject: Science

Objective: Students will explore the wonders of our solar system and learn about the planets, moons, and other celestial bodies.

Duration: This WebQuest can be completed in 1-2 class periods.

Resources: Provide students with a list of approved websites, videos, and articles for their research. Encourage them to use multimedia elements to enhance their presentations.

Instructions:

  1. Introduce the WebQuest and explain the objectives.
  2. Guide students in choosing a planet to research.
  3. Assist students in gathering and organizing information.
  4. Help students with the creation of their multimedia presentations.
  5. Facilitate the presentations, allowing students to share their findings with the class.

Evaluation: Presentations will be evaluated based on accuracy, organization, use of multimedia, creativity, and originality.

Extension Activities: Consider having students create a model of the solar system or write a creative story from the perspective of a space explorer.

Reflection: After the presentations, lead a discussion on the importance of space exploration and how understanding the solar system can impact our future.