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Space Theme Park

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Science

Students work in groups to take their knowledge of the 8 planets and turn it into an exciting theme park!

avatar Submitted By: Joe Beasley

July 12, 2018

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Project Based Learning

External References

NASA Planet Overview

Describes the 8 planets.

Learning Objectives

  • 4.7 The student will investigate and understand the organization of the solar system. Key concepts include a) the planets in the solar system; b) the order of the planets in the solar system; and c) the relative sizes of the planets.

Guiding Ideas

If you were to create a theme park based off of the 8 planets, what would it look like?

How could the planets influence the type of rides, games, and snack bars in your theme park?

How could inform your visitors, in an engaging way, of the 8 planets?

Student Activities

1. Students research a planet of their choice through Nasa.

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/overview/

2. Jot down some key facts that make your planet different than the others.

3. Design your theme park on a poster board and include its key features.

Key Features:

Describe Atmosphere:

Terrestrial or Gas:

Geographic Features:

Color:

 

Performance Expectations

Students will design a theme park based off their planet's key features.

The theme park may include the following:

Planet Themed Kiddie Rides

Planet Themed Snack Bar

Planet Themed Resturants

Planet Themed Roller Coasters

 

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Project Based Learning

External References

NASA Planet Overview

Describes the 8 planets.