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Links to resources that will highlight the solar system as well as the basic components of our universe.
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The Sun, our star

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    Venus, named for the Roman goddess of love.


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    Our Solar System consists of 8 planets

     

    Uranus, a planet that rotates on it's side

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    Neptune, named for the Greek god of the sea.




     

    The Moon


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    Mercury, named for the messenger of the Roman gods

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    Jupiter, The largest planet

     

    Mars, named for the Roman god of war



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    Saturn, a planet whose rings are made of ice

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    Pluto, a dwarf planet.

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    Comets enter our solar system from the outer layers of space

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    Monroe MRC Catalog

    Search for additional solar system or universe sources in the Monroe library catalog. Try the 523 nonfiction area...lots of great resources there.

     

    Stars

    Stars

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    Asteroids and Meterors

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    Space Junk and Satelittes

     

    Britannica School Edition

     

    WorldBook Student Online

     

    Common Core Standards


    The standards for K–5 reading in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects are integrated into the K–5 Reading standards.

    RI.3.3. Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

    RI.3.5. Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.


    RI.3.7. Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).


    Common Core Standards:
    Language Arts  
    • Learning Standards  RI.3.10.
    By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

     

    Literacy Standards

                               Information Literacy Standards

    Standard 1: Access information efficiently and effectively to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge. 

    Standard 2: Evaluate information critically and competently to draw conclusions, make informed decisions, acquire new knowledge, and apply knowledge to new situations.

    Objectives

    1. Collaborate with other students to solve information problems

    2. Analyze and evaluate information in a text relevant to a third grade topic or subject area with prompting and support

    3. Record, summarize, or paraphrase relevant information using note-taking strategies with a graphic organizer with prompting and support
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