Observations - Students will observe physical characteristics of planets inthe solar system and recall what they have seen in the nighttime sky.
Inferences – Students will make predictions as to which planet is which after all planets are revealed to them and give characteristics of each.
Communication – Students will communicate to each other about the solar system and the planet they would like to visit and why.3.ASSESSMENT
Students will be assessed informally on their knowledge of the solar system, theplanets, and Earth.
Students will be assessed informally on their group observations, predictions,and communication of activity.
Students will be assessed formally on the group activity in which they will beasked to plan a drawing of their planet (which closely resembles the real one),come up with a cooperate drawing, and place it on the mural paper in theappropriate order from the sun.
They will also be assessed on a test which asks them to name the nine planets,list their order from the sun, and discuss one characteristic of each.
The postcards will be posted on a bulletin board in the classroom.
These assessments will be recorded in teacher’s grade book.
This assessment will be part of the final trimester grade.
The rubric will be as follows:Rubric for “Our Vacation…In The Solar System”Assignment: 1234
Student followed instructions to draw theplanet on given postcard layout.Student wrote about the planet, using atleast five sentences.Student had a sentence which talkedabout at least one characteristic of theplanet.Student had a sentence which talkedabout where this planet was in relationto the sun.
Student worked cooperatively in groupsetting.Student completed the assignment andpresented their findings to class.Scoring Key4 points correct, complete, detailed3 points partially correct, complete, detailed2 points partially correct, partially complete, lacks some detail1 point incorrect or incomplete, needs assistance