ProtoStars: Planetarium show for Children K-2
Pre-Show Activity 1
- Students will use a variety of resources to answer questions about a planet.
Adjust the sheet for reading level and sophistication of class
- "Information about the Planets" sheet for each student team
- Books, magazines, encyclopedia, dictionaries, or resources on the solar system
- Internet access
Preview using different resources with students
Split class into working teams (2-3 per team)
Hand out "Information about the Planets" sheet and let the teams work together to find the answer. Station an adult at the Internet computer to help teams there. This Website
has been specially designed to aid in the answering of this sheet.
Hint - (K and 1 grades) Complete the sheet as a class using student's knowledge from the planetarium programs, and website projected onto screen.
Teams can share their favorite answers to the sheet with the class or in small groups.
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