To Infinity and Beyond! Web Quest to OUTER SPACE The Solar System
Have you ever wanted to know… What is the solar system? Why is the solar system called the solar system? What makes up the solar system?
Introduction • Task • You are in charge of finding new and exciting destination spots for people who want to go on unique vacations. Your assignment is to check out the solar system and all that goes on in it! • Mission • Explore the solar system • Learn about the different planets • Collect and record information
Process • Step 1:Watch a video about the solar system by clicking here. Put the planets in order on Page 1 of your packet while you are watching the video! • Step 2:Discover which planets have rings by clicking here and reading the article. Draw in the rings on Page 1 of your packet. • Step 3:Go here to find out more about the solar system. If you click the icon at the top of the page, you can listen as you read along! Fill in the blanks on Page 2 of your packet. Click here to read more about the solar system, the planets, and their moons. • Step 4: Watch this solar system video by clicking here. Write down 1 fact about each item in the chart on Page 2 of your packet.
Bonus Activities! Choose ONEbonus activity and fill in the web on Page 3 of your packet. • Discover what a comet is made of by clicking here. • What’s the weather like on each planet? Visit here to find out! • Learn about meteor showers by clicking here. • Choose a planet by clicking here.
Resources For more information on each planet, click here. Learn about the universe here, then take a quiz! Test your knowledge by clicking here! Explore the solar system by clicking here What is life like for astronauts in space? Click here to find out! Solar System Q&A
Evaluation Web Quest created by Shannon Egna February 2012
Planet Research Click on your planet’s name to find a list of websites you can go to! Record important information in your Planet Research Packet. Jupiter Mercury Uranus Mars Venus Saturn Neptune
Mercury • http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEM8RMMZCIE_OurUniverse_0.html • http://www.kidsastronomy.com/mercury.htm • http://kids.nineplanets.org/mercury.htm
Venus • http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMJFTMZCIE_OurUniverse_0.html • http://www.kidsastronomy.com/venus.htm • http://kids.nineplanets.org/venus.htm
Mars • http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEM3L6WJD1E_OurUniverse_0.html • http://www.kidsastronomy.com/mars.htm • http://kids.nineplanets.org/mars.htm
Jupiter • http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEM6JMMZCIE_OurUniverse_0.html • http://www.kidsastronomy.com/jupiter.htm • http://kids.nineplanets.org/jupiter.htm
Saturn • http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMJL6WJD1E_OurUniverse_0.html • http://www.kidsastronomy.com/saturn.htm • http://kids.nineplanets.org/saturn.htm
Uranus • http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMBMMMZCIE_OurUniverse_0.html • http://www.kidsastronomy.com/uranus.htm • http://kids.nineplanets.org/uranus.htm
Neptune • http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEM7CTMZCIE_OurUniverse_0.html • http://www.kidsastronomy.com/neptune.htm • http://kids.nineplanets.org/neptune.htm