8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Art and Design


Students will model the planets according to their proximity to the sun.

avatar Submitted By: Ozge Calik

March 2, 2018


  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Creativity

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the planets in the solar system
  • Order the planets according to their proximity to the sun
  • Identify the colors of planets

Guiding Ideas

Students watch the simulations and research the planet images. After that, they discuss what they learn about planets and we talk about the order, color, and size of planets.

Student Activities

- Students make group work and groups consist of a max of four students.

- Students determine the blocks appropriate to the planet colors.

- Each group begins to model planets in their own area.

- The groups that finish modeling design a platform where they can travel between planets

- Students use the camera and portfolio to document the story

- They present their work to the class

Performance Expectations

Students will look space travel from a different angle.

Teacher allows children to bring their creativity and imagination into the forefront.


  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Creativity

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