Beyond the Clouds:

Naming and Ordering the Planets

by

Mary Gleason

This lesson was created as a part of the SMART website and is hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology

     

 

 

        Welcome!  This website features lesson plans for teaching first graders how to name the planets and organize them in relation to their position from the sun.  On the computer, students will visit several sites which will enable them to acquire facts about each planet.  Lessons will be conducted in whole group and individual formats, whether in the computer lab or in the classroom.  For classrooms which lack access to computer usage, additional activities are suggested.  Blast off beyond the clouds!

 

 

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    Courtesy of NASA

       

BLAST OFF!

Welcome to the Planets.

 

    Your first job is to learn the names of the planets.  

    

Mercury

Venus

Earth

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn

Uranus

Neptune

Pluto

    

    Now that you know the names of the planets, you can learn about the way they move around the sun.  Each planet makes an orbit around the sun.  An orbit is the path the planet takes as it goes around the sun.  Each planet takes its own path.

    Next, you are going to see the planets and their orbits.  

 



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