Planet Research and Video Gallery

The 1st grade team collaborated with the teacher-librarian on a series of scaffolded research strategy lessons under the umbrella of the Planets unit of study. LMC lessons introduced students to the process of exploration and taught them how to access to the resources required for students to achieve research and learning objectives. Students learned how to access the LMCWiki, Safe Searching Resource, and PebbleGo! specifically to locate facts, images, and videos about their planet.

Students recorded planet facts in a flip book to help keep their research organized. They took their flip book facts and used them to write a 3-4 sentence explanatory paragraph about the planet. Finally, students made a model of their planet to visually demonstrate what they learned about its appearance and features.

| | Mrs. Lewis | Mrs. Lamb | | Mrs. Keesler | Ms. Neilson | Standards | Planet Gallery 2013

Mrs. Lewis

Mrs. Lamb

Mrs. Keesler

Ms. Neilson


Colorado State Science Standard 8 - Describe and interpret Earth’s geologic history and place in space.

Common Core Standards:

4.3.1.a. Gather, analyze, and interpret data about components of the solar system

4.3.1.b. Utilize direct and indirect evidence to investigate the components of the solar system

4.3.1.c. Gather, analyze, and interpret data about the Sunrise and Sunset, and Moon movements and phases

Research Standards:

1. Discuss ideas for investigation about a topic or area of personal interest.

2. Utilize appropriate searching techniques to gather information, with teacher assistance, from a variety of locations (e.g., classroom, books, and online Safe Searching Resources).

3. Use books, videos, images, or observations to gather information to explain a topic or unit of study with teacher assistance.

4. Recall important information about a topic with teacher assistance.

5. Report information to others.

AASL 21st Learner Skills:

1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.

2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.

3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.

4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.


1. Creativity and Innovation.

2. Communication and Collaboration.

3. Research and Information Fluency.

4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making.

5. Digital Citizenship.

6. Technology Operations and Concepts.

LoTi (Level of Technology Integration) Rating

Level 3--Infusion

Technology-based tools including databases, spreadsheet and graphing packages, multimedia and desktop publishing applications, and internet use complement selected instructional events (e.g., field investigation using spreadsheets/graphs to analyze results from local water quality samples) or multimedia/web-based projects at the analysis, synthesis, and evaluation levels. Though the learning activity may or may not be perceived as authentic by the student, emphasis is, nonetheless, placed on higher levels of cognitive processing and in-depth treatment of the content using a variety of thinking skill strategies (e.g., problem-solving, decision-making, reflective thinking, experimentation, scientific inquiry).

Planet Gallery 2013

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Mrs. Lamb

Mrs. Lewis

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