Soar into Space: A Look at our Solar System
This topic Quest was designed especially for  Matt and Morgan
By Katherine Gaskins, a Valdosta State University Preservice teacher



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Can you say the nine planets of our solar system in order, starting from closest to the sun?  Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto!  These are the nine planets in our solar system.  There is so much information about our solar system. Do you ever wonder what it looks like?  Have you ever gotten a telescope to view the planets closer?  This web site will give you wonderful links to provide information about our awesome solar system.  Sit back. Put your seat belts on and let us SOAR through SPACE and find out more interesting facts about the SOLAR SYSTEM!







     
 
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  Would you like to know more about the sun, or moon, or comets?  Click on this link and it will take you encyclopedia.com. You can find alot of information about the solar system from this web site.
      
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Would you like to be an astronaut one day?  Click on this website and find out what it takes to be an astronaut!
   
                 
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Do you want to find out  about the solar system and other fun information and facts. NASA for Kids is a "STAR"T  in the right direction.

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This website will provide important information about the nine planets and the solar sytem.   Click and find out!

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Want to see pictures of the nine planets.  Just click on this link and you can see them for yourself!
                      
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Have fun!  After you have completed your mission, click this link for solar system games and coloring sheets   and more interesting facts about the solar system.
ENJOY!





MISSION

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Pretend YOU have just been chosen out of all of the students in the United States  to go with an astronaut to the planet of your choice. You must find some information on your favorite planet and report back to the astronaut.  This is an important mission. Use the information on this page to discover all of the information you and the astronaut will need. He depends on you!



MISSION STEPS

1.  First, navigate your mouse to the link "astronauts!"  You will need to know information about astronauts since you will be working closely with one. You may want to be one one day.

2.  Record  three facts you think is important about astronauts. 

3.  Next,  go to the link, solar system. Write four facts about your favorite planet.   Draw the planet at the bottom of your page.

4.  After you have successfully accomplished the mission, share your information with your classmates and your teacher and tell why you chose the planet you did.  You are ready to go  with the astronaut to the planet of your choice.


 MISSION
ACCOMPLISHED!







Earth

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Katherine's Home Page
Mars

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kgaskins@valdosta.edu 
Saturn

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VSU Topic Quest Pages
Pluto

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Topic Quest Lesson Plan


                                                                                             nasaicon Thank you for some of the images!