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Google Earth Education: Lesson Plan Ages 9-12

Grade Level Grades 3-5
Resource Type Lesson Plan
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Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards

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Teachers will use the Google Earth Voyager Story, Planetary Exploration on the Earth, to introduce several examples of similarities between Earth and the other planets in our solar system.

• Teachers will build background knowledge about Planet Earth using the Newsela Text, Exploring the Planets: Earth.
• Teachers will use the Voyager Story, Planetary Exploration on the Earth to introduce several examples of similarities between Earth and the other planets in our solar system.
• Students will choose one planet from the Voyager Story, Planetary Exploration on the Earth to research.
• Students will compare and contrast Earth to another planet in our solar system.
• Students will work collaboratively in small groups to create a presentation that compares and contrasts Planet Earth to another planet in the Milky Way Galaxy.
• Students will present their work to an audience of their peers.

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5thGrade_LessonPlan_PlanetaryExplorationOnTheEarth.pdf

Lesson Plan
February 13, 2020
1.1 MB
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Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.
Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

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