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Mr. Wagner Guy Pierre

Build a Solar System

Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
Subjects: Science, STEAM

Student Instructions

1. Using the site, create a solar system - https://www.brainpop.com/games/buildasolarsystem/ OR https://www.alienearths.org/online/interactives/planet_families/main.html 2. Using the drawing tool, create a copy of your solar system 3. Using the recording tool, explain what is happening in your solar system (such as, how fast your planets are moving, how many stars or suns do you have, etc.) "The Solar System is divided into two main sections. The inner Solar System contains four planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. The planets of the inner Solar System are considered terrestrial, which means they are rocky. Many have craters, ridges, and volcanoes. Solar System is a group of planets, moons, and other bodies that orbit, or go around, the Sun. Celestial bodies include comets and asteroids. It is important to note that a solar system is a group of bodies that orbit a star."