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Learning About Our Solar System

Use the Internet to teach the students about the Solar System.


  • Students recognize that energy may be changed in form with varying efficiency.


  • Give students a planet information worksheet to find out if they are hot,cold, gas, or rock.
  • Guide students to specific web sites to gather the information.

Sunshine State Standards

  • SC.B.1.1.1

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audiotapes, and other technologies.
  • Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in the classroom.
  • Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.


  • Worksheet
  • Web sites on planets


  • Students write comparison sentences about the different planets.
  • Students gather pictures of the various planets and create a movie.

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