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Integration Plan

Grade: 1-2
The Solar System
Lesson Design by: Kelsey Holland
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Objectives
1.) Students will learn about the planets; how many there are and their order
2.) Students will learn about the weather and the temperatures of each planet,
3.) Students will learn about the Sun
4.) Students will learn about the moons (Earths moon and the others too)
Sources

1) Solar System Song


i.

Sherman, Cassie. "Space." CanTeach: Songs & Poems -. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

ii.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star https://youtu.be/edUAN1D4q_I

2) Solar System information display


i.

"Solar System GIANT Lapbook." Iman's Home-School. N.p., 15 Dec. 2012. Web. 26 Apr.
2016.

3) Paint your own planet


i.

Karen, Mrs. "Let's Fly to the Moon (Or Jupiter?)!" Mrs. Karen's Preschool Ideas. N.p., 24
Jan. 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

4) The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System by Joanna Cole & Bruce Degen
5) Sun Craft
i.

Osborn, Sherri. "Simple Sunshine Craft." About Family Crafts. N.p., 20 June 2014. Web. 26
Apr. 2016.

Curricular Connections
Science, Reading, Art, Music, Language
Procedure
1) Ask students if they know anything about the solar system and make a list of these things before doing
the lesson
2) Explain about the planets and their order. Weather and usual temperature should also be discussed about
each planet

3) Introduce the planet song and have the students learn it


4) Do the activity with information about the planets
a. First have them put the names of the planets on the squares that they cut out
b. Put them in order
c. Color the planet flaps accordingly
d. Have students write down 3 facts about each planet
e. Arrange the flaps on the page and tape or glue them onto the big display paper
5) Read Magic School Bus book
a. Moon
b. Sun
c. Planets
6) Talk about the moon and the phases (also other planets moons)
7) Do Oreo activity that involves the phases of the moons
8) Classroom Star (sun) activity
a. Each student can pick either orange or yellow paper and trace their hand and cut it out
b. Write their name on it
c. Make a bulletin board of the hands in the shape of a circle to represent a sun
i. Use black paper as the background
9) Make your own planet
a. Put art shirts on and cover tables
b. Each student would get a paper plate and put their name on the back
c. Students get to choose 3 different colors for their planet
d. Put paint on the plates and cover with plastic wrap
e. Allow students to squish the paint around on the plates until they are satisfied about their new
planet
f. While waiting on the planets to dry, have each student write about their planet and its climate,
dont forget to name it!
Materials Needed
1) Information Display
a. Big pieces of white paper
b. Templates for the window flaps
c. Colored pencils/crayons
2) The Moon Phases
a. Oreos
b. Paper Plates
c. Markers
3) Classroom Sun
a. Construction Paper
i. Orange
ii. Red
iii. Yellow
b. Pencils
c. Scissors
4) Paint Your Own Planet
a. Paper Plates
b. WASHABLE Paint
c. Plastic wrap

Planets Song
(to the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star")
I know the planets one by one
Starting with the one that's closest to the sun.
Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars,
Are the first four among the stars.
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Are the next planets in my tune.
Pluto's the farthest one from the sun.
I know the planets one by one.
By Cassie Sherman