Your students have been learning all about our amazing solar system in science. They have learned about the stars, our closest star the sun, and the planets in our solar system. At this point, I would like them to show off their learning in a more creative way--Dioramas!
Now parents, don't worry, I really want this to be your student's responsibility. They can make it from all sorts of materials at home, so don't feel like you have to go out and buy stuff! Yes, they might want styrofoam balls, but I will try to share a lot of other options as well (hey, I'm even okay with just paper!).
Here are the requirements:
It should be created inside some kind of box (shoe box size is great).
It should be labeled with the student's name and a title.
It should show the sun and our eight planets in their correct order.
Each planet should be labeled clearly.
Each planet should have at least two facts written about them. The facts can be by the planets or in list format on a side of the box.
The project should show your student's best workmanship and writing skills.
If they would like to include other details such as stars in the background, asteroids, moons, etc. they are more than welcome!
This project will be used in their science grade. The final due date will be Jan. 11th, but I would love to have lots of them come in on the 8th or 9th.
Lastly, here is some inspiration. You will notice some planets are made with paper, some with balls, some with yarn, some with play dough, and even some with legos!:
Hi! My name is Celinda Johnson, and I am very excited to join the 3rd grade team at Heritage Community Charter! I am thrilled to be your teacher, and I’m looking forward to a year of learning, fun, and adventures! My goal as a teacher is to instill a love of learning and exploration in all my students so they become life-long learners. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. It is so important to keep communication open and I would love to talk to you whenever you feel the need! I look forward to a great year together!