Beyond the Gas Giants

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This Webquest was an adventure through space using children's literature. This 2 hour activity was a great way to get children involved in ELA, Science, and group work, all while using technology. To use this in your classroom, your kids will have to have a good understanding on the solar system that they already live in. (Otherwise, how will they learn about the things outside of the solar system.) Most of all, this was fun for everyone! It was fun to develop, fun to implement, and fun to reflect over. The interactivity among the students increases with projects like this one! All science teachers should consider doing this activity to teach the children about things in space. 


5.RI.IKI.9 Integrate information from two or more
texts on the same topic in order to build content

5.W.PDW.6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the
Internet, to produce and publish writing, as well as to interact and collaborate with others;
demonstrate sufficient command of technology skills to type a complete product in a single
sitting as defined in W.1-3.

5.W.RBPK.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection,
and research, applying grade 5 standards for reading.

GLE 0507.6.1 Compare planets based on their
known characteristics.





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