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Project GLADSan Bernardino City Unified School DistrictOUR SOLAR SYSTEMThird GradeIDEA PAGESI.UNIT THEMEOur solar system is comprised of the Sun, inner planets, outer planets,dwarf planets, moons, asteroids and comets.The Sun is a star at the center of the solar system and gives us energy inthe form of heat and light.The inner planets, outer planets, and dwarf planets revolve around the Sunin an orbit.Our Moon revolves around the Earth in an orbit.Different cultures have various myths and legends about the bodies in thesolar system.II.FOCUS/MOTIVATIONCognitive content dictionary (CCD)Observation chartsBig Books:The Important Book About the Solar System; Did You KnowAbout the Sun?Inquiry chart: What do you know about the solar system? What do youwant to know?Picture file cardsSuper-scientist astronaut awardsIII.CLOSUREProcess all chartsSingle expository paragraph with topic sentence and supporting detailsStudent-made big book with descriptions of bodies in the Solar SystemPersonal letter: postcard about a planetStudent-made testIV.CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CONTENT STANDARDSPhysical Sciences1.a Students know energy comes from the Sun to Earth in the form of light.2.a Students know sunlight can be blocked to create shadows.2.b Students know light is reflected from mirrors and other surfaces.Earth Sciences4.a Students know the patterns of stars stay the same, although they appear to moveacross the sky nightly, and that different stars can be seen in different seasons.Our Solar System - Level 3 - CA1San Bernandino City USD- Project G.L.A.D (03/08 JB)
IDEA PAGESPage 24.b.Students know the way in which the Moon’s appearance changes during the four-week lunar cycle.4.c Students know telescopes magnify the appearance of some distant objects in the sky,including the Moon and the planets.The number of stars that can be seen throughtelescopes is dramatically greater than the number that can be seen by the unaided eye.4.d Students know that Earth is one of several planets that orbit the Sun and that theMoon orbits Earth.4.e Students know the position of the Sun in the sky changes during the course of the dayand from season to season.V.CALIFORNIA ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) CONTENTSTANDARDSREADING1.0Word Analysis, Fluency and Systematic Vocabulary DevelopmentStudents understand the basic features of reading.They select letter patterns and knowhow to translate them into spoken language by using phonics, syllabication, and workparts.They apply this knowledge to achieve fluent oral and silent reading.Word Recognition1.1Read narrative and expository text aloud with grade appropriate fluency andaccuracy and with appropriate pacing, intonation, and expression.

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