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4th Grade Planet Project
Do some research to answer your questions about a planet!
Planets for Kids
Astronomy for Kids - Solar System
NASA Solar System
NASA Solar System Exploration
Our Solar System
National Geographic - Solar System
Science Kids - Planet Facts
All About Orbit
Are You an Explorer? - Short video about space exploration
NASA Brain Bites - Short videos
"How Do You Scratch Your Nose in a Space Suit?" is cool too!
Strange, but True
Nasa Homework Helpers
What's in Space? - Book about, you guessed it, what's in space!
The Best-Dressed Astronaut - Book about Space Suits
Planet Size Comparison
Lunar and Planetary Institute
When you've answered your questions through research, test your knowledge of space with the following games.
Space Place Game - Visit the solar system and go on missions.
Go to the Head of the Class Game - Test your solar system knowledge!
Build Your Own Space Mission
Dress Me For Space - You'll never believe what they have to wear!
5th Grade Wax Museum
Mrs. Scarpella's example:
Dr. Sally Ride, the first U.S. female astronaut.
Sample Notes Source:
An Interview with Sally Ride
Project Information Packet
Circle Map for notes (new source = new map)
Flee Map (Flow + Tree Map) to organize notes (This is your plan!)
Mrs. Scarpella's Rough Draft
(Please note that your report must be in 3rd person!)
We use MLA. Check out the Purdue Owl website for more info!
Mrs. Scarpella's Final Copy
Mrs. Scarpella's Speech
Primary Search® is designed specifically for elementary school libraries and contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 100 magazines.
Search engines allow you to search for information on the public Web. Many people use Google, but less than half of the searchable Web is fully searchable in Google. Getting a second opinion is often worthwhile.
Sweet Search 4 Me Web sites research experts, librarians, and teachers have evaluated and approved as high-quality content appropriate for young users
KidRex Safe search for kids, by kids
Quintura for Kids Includes a quick tour on how to work with Quintura
Google Remember, you can't cite Wikipedia and get a good grade!
If you must Google, evaluate!
RADCAB Your Vehicle for Information Evaluation
Anyone can put information on the world wide web. Make sure the information you are reporting to others is true by using this worksheet.
RADCAB Information Evaluation Worksheet
Rating Websites Link
Google search hints Click the link for a cheat sheet
Try Fact Monster below.