FOSS Module Summary

Module Summary – DSM Solar System

Students explore Solar System through twelve hands-on activities and the Delta Science Reader. Students gain perspective on the physical relationships between objects in our Solar System. First students become familiar with the names and positions of the nine planets, researching one planet and sharing information with the class. Next, combining geometry and astronomy concepts, they study ellipses and orbit paths, then circles and planet shapes. Model planets and a classroom-size model solar system built to scale dramatize the relative sizes and distances of our satellites in our solar system, such as asteroids, meteoroids, and comets. It even extends it stars and their celestial patterns, the constellations that have intrigued sky-gazers for millennia.