This Web Quest is great for grades 3-5 to increase their knowledge of Our vast Solar System and discovery of the objects that it conists of. It helps students to interact with the objects in space and make sense of the world around us. Students tend to relate to only the Earth in which we live on. THis helps them to discover the planets that are near and far and how small our earth actually is.
2010 Mississippi Science Framework
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
4. Develop an understanding of the properties of Earth materials, objects in the sky,
and changes in Earth and sky.
f. Compare and contrast the physical characteristics of the planets (e.g., mass,
surface gravity, distance from the sun, surface characteristics, moons). (DOK 2)
National Geographic for Kids