Where Are We Going?

This Where Are We Going? lesson plan also includes:

Come take a ride on the space bus! Scholars go on an imaginary trip to pick up their peers from the inner and outer planets while reinforcing math skills. First, learners round decimals to identify each planets' distance from Earth. Then, they solve multistep word problems to discover what planet the space bus visits next.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pose discussion questions on a classroom blog; encourage pupils to respond and reply to at least one of their peers 
  • Have scratch paper readily available for pupils to show their work
  • Assign the worksheet as an individual or group practice for those in need of support   
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource is the seventh in a series of 10 lesson plans that explore our solar system 
  • The optional growth chart poster is the from a previous lesson in the series
Pros

  • Includes an answer key
  • The lesson encourages pupils to follow directions carefully  
Cons

  • None
NGSS