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Grade Level: 5-8
Our Solar System,
Kuiper Belt & Oort Cloud
Dawn (Dwarf Planets)
Science Education Standards: Earth in the Solar System:
- The Earth is the third planet from the sun in a system that includes the Moon, the sun, seven other planets and their moons, and smaller objects, such as asteroids and comets.
Short Description: This middle school activity utilizes a researched-based instructional strategy called direct vocabulary instruction to help students understand the new definitions of planet and dwarf planet.
Source: Dawn Education