Students begin by learning the order of the planets. They create a scale model of the solar system, using a measuring tape to plot and mark distances to planet orbits. As homework, students locate planets, then compare their locations two to three months later.
- 6.1 Vocabulary
- 6.2 Make a Model Solar System
- 6.3 Our Solar System
- 6.4 Finding Planets in the Night Sky
- 6.5 Section 6 Assessment
Learn by Reading
For additional content-area reading, check out the Houghton Mifflin Science eBook: Grade 3, Unit D, pages 44–48 and 54–58.