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Lesson plan (40 and 80 minutes)

Part A Lesson 1 ( 40 minutes) 20 minutes of normal classroom time 20 minutes of library usage Part A Lesson 2 Double period (80 minutes)

Content cover in classroom (learning objectives)


a. Introduction about the solar system b. Introduce and explain student contract c. Introduce and explain the final assignment

Classroom activities Differentiated unit of study


a. library exploring ( use the resources and internet to build a basic frame knowledge) b. give out hand outs about some definitions of the planet ( which will be access next teaching period) Layer C: Watching, hearing and exploring the materials. ( which does not involve critical thinking) Possible peer communications during the library time.

Possible learning outcomes


Participate individually or as part of a team in an investigation of some of the features of our solar system

a. summary of the definition sheet given out last lesson b. class quiz on the definition sheet c. deeper understanding about our solar system

a. group discussion with teachers scaffolding b. in class discussion of quiz marks and common mistakes c. role play in classroom d. watch a video about the solar system e. assignment on drawing sheet

Layer B activities:(a-c) Involve deeper thinking and understanding Layer A activities: Creative thinking and practical skill will both be examined

Communicate information about the features of our solar system

Part B Lesson 3 (40 minutes)

a. explain in detail the size, a. Divided into groups and work distance and movement of the within the group on the Planet planet in our solar system data sheet. b. hand out the planet data sheet b. Analyze the importance on the data sheet c. Group presentation d. Homework on the planet data sheet

Layer C activities: Involves communication skill and some level of thinking Layer B activities: Practical skills

Describe qualitatively relative sizes, distances and movements of components of our solar system

Part B Lesson 4 (40 minutes)

a. Explain the relative size, distance and movement in detail about moon and sun b. Cover the material with everyday living in relation to the study of the science

a. Classroom discussion and teachers explanation on the homework of data sheet b. Role play of the earth, moon and sun system c. Drawing of the earth, moon and sun in detail with color d. Give out the second assignment

Layer B activities: Involves deeper thinking and knowledge will be apply in real practice (Role play) Layer A activities: Two activities will involve creative thinking as well as practicing skills This lab section will include all three layers of activities: (C, B and A) Layer A: a,b Layer B: c,d and e Layer C: f and g

Describe relative movements of the planets, moons and sun

Part C Lesson 5 (80 minutes)

a. Content of earth self-rotation theory b. Content of earth rotation around the sun c. Understanding of the season change due to rotation about the sun d. Understanding how the Earths rotation gives us night and day

a. Laboratory section: Practice skills will be demonstrated by teacher b. PowerPoint presentation by teacher in the Laboratory c. Group discussion and studentteacher communication during the lab d. Watch a short video on earth rotation e. Textbook notes discussion (group-work) f. Short presentation on the use of laboratory g. Homework: writing a short report on the Earths rotation

1.Explain night and day in terms of Earths rotation 2.Explain the seasons in terms of the tilt of Earths axis and its revolution around the

Part D Lesson 6 (40 minutes)

a. General event occur in solar system b. Content about the observation on sky c. Explain the principles of events like comets and eclipses

a. Revision on the material covered so far b. Test book analysis and notes taking for observe sky section c. Start the research activity (library, internet and books both in classroom or outside of classroom)

Layer C activities: (a and b) Involves only activating students prior knowledge

Relate the model of the solar system to the observed sky

Layer B: (c) This activity involves critical thinking as well as some research skill and practical skills Layer B: Continue the research from last lesson and participate in the real problem in the movie. This involves Multi-media presentation of the material Layer A: Conclude and summarize everything learnt in this topic and relate to the real life Open presentation assignment Examine information collected to assist in predicting events such as appearances of comets, eclipses and other solar system phenomena

Part D Lesson 7 (80 minutes)

a. Explain the relationship between our solar system and everyday life b. Some study history of our solar system c. Finalization and conclusion of this topic

Continue on the last lesson d. Finish the research e. Watch part of the video of Apollo 13 f. Group discussion on the results of the research and video g. Conclusion of the topic h. Final assignment