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Delta Science Modules Solar System Complete Kit

Grades 3 - 4


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, students study ellipses and planetary orbits, then circles and planet shapes. Model planets and a classroom-size model of the Solar System dramatize the relative sizes and distances of our cosmic neighborhood. The unit introduces students to some of the satellites in our Solar System, such as asteroids, meteoroids, and comets. It even extends to stars and their celestial patterns, the constellations that have intrigued sky-gazers for millennia.

In the Delta Science Reader Solar System, students take a tour of the Sun and the nine planets. Other space objects such as comets, asteroids, and meteoroids are explored. Students read about the rotation and revolution of the planets and the causes of night and day, seasonal changes, and the phases of the Moon. The book describes the work of a planetary geologist. In addition, students discover how telescopes work.

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