Big Ideas: To investigate the solar system and the celestial bodies within 
Essential Questions: What are the differences between terrestrial and jovian planets? How would one compare and contrast both the inner and outer planets, What other componets make up the solar system besides the planets? 
Vocabulary: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto (dwarf planet), moons, asteroids, cometes, meteors, meteorids, meeroties, kuiper belt, oort cloud 
Month Content Skills Asessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
January Solar System Formative:  HS-ESS1-4; HS-ESS1-6    Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List   
  Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
Terrestrial vs Jovian Build a model of the solar to give a perceptive of distance between the planets. Student Partipiation and Dialog  Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
Inner Planets Study Guide Assignments  Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
Outer Planets Lab Practicles and/or Projects Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
Asteroids, Comets, Meteors Chapter Quizzes
Reading / Vocabulary Exam  
Chapter Exam
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