3rd Grade

We teach six of Units of Inquiry at each grade level. The six organizing themes are "Who We Are", "Where We Are In Place and Time", "How We Express Ourselves", "How the World Works", "How We Organize Ourselves" and "Sharing the Planet".   

How the World Works --The Planets

B.  Learn more about your planet

1. Pick a Planet to learn about

Remember, Pluto is no longer considered a planet; it is now a Dwarf planet, and the Sun and Moon are NOT planets.  There are only 8 planets in our solar system.

For this project, choose any planet EXCEPT Earth.

Solar System Information

Information about your planet Encyclopedia Britannica

To find your weight and age: Astro-Matic 3000

To find interesting factsNasa Space Place

Need additional information?  Search Pebble Go


2.  Once all of your research is done create a Google Slide Show

Sample:    Jupiter

Share your slide show with me at carolyn.townsend@mpls.k12.mn.us


3.  Add images using the add image tool in Google Slides

**** Add the web address of the image to your slides