SC.5.E.5.2 - Recognize the major common characteristics of all planets and compare/contrast the properties of inner and outer planets. This activity is great for a class activity or an informal evaluation of the students. It sharpens the students' sorting skills, as well as comparing and contrast. Students will also demonstrate their knowledge of the difference between inner and outer planets throughout the activity, which can be use for informal assessments.
This Venn Diagram organizer can be used for helping your students understand how the four inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Earth) differ from the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune). Additionally, this organizer will help students list similar features among the inner and outer planets.
Space Interactive Notebook Pages - Take your student INB's to the next level with these templates for space science. Topics include: Lunar Cycle, Moon Phases, Rotation vs. Revolution, Lunar and Solar Eclipses, Spring and Neap Tides, Inner and Outer Plane
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