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Solar​ ​System Why​ ​do​ ​we​ ​have​ ​a​ ​solar​ ​system? ​ ​3rd​ ​Grade​ ​Level By:​ ​Daisy​ ​Rios Thematic​ ​Unit​ ​Planning​ ​Matrix Content Essential Centers Technology Ass
   Solar   System Why   do we have   a   solar   system? 3rd Grade   Level By: Daisy Rios Thematic   Unit Planning Matrix Content or Subject Area   Essential Questions   Centers (Activities)   Technology Integration (Must include at least 2 Web 2.0 tools)   Assessment and/or Rubric Scale   Student Products or Portfolio   Standards: ●The ISTE NETS and Performance Indicators for Teachers and Students ●TEKS History How were the  planets discovered? The students will get together and work in groups to demonstrate which planet was discovered first and continue with the sequence. The students will do a multimedia  poster to explain the history of each planet. Following with a  presentation of their multimedia  poster using the Smart Board. The students will be provided with a simple rubridescribing the elements and ideas that neeto be included in their timeline and their presentation. The students will compose a timeline using Timetoast that will show the development of each  planet and who discovered them. ISTE Teachers 1. Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity c. Promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students’ conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes ISTE Students 4. Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making c. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions TEKS (b) Knowledge and skills. (3) History. The student understands the concepts of time and chronology. The student is expected to: (B) create and interpret timelines; and (C) apply the terms year, decade, and century to describe historical times  Fine Arts How are they arranged? After the teacher’s lesson, the students will and the short video then the students will work on their solar systems to help them understand how the planets are arranged. Before completing their solar systems the students will view a short video about the location of solar system. https://youtu.be/BZ-qLUIj_A0 https://youtu.be/noiwY7kQ5NQ The students will do a word art using important words that they learned during the lesson. Following they will take a short quiz about the lesson. After the lesson, the students will create their own solar system using foam balls as their planets and paint to color them. ISTE NETS - Teachers 2. Design and develop digital age learning assessments aexperiments a. Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote studelearning and creativity. ISTE NETS - Students 2. Communication and collaboration   TEKS (b) Knowledge and skills (2) Creative expression. The student communicates ideas through srcinal artworks using a variety of media with appropriate skills. The student expresses thoughts and ideas creatively while challenging the imagination, fostering reflective thinking, and developing disciplined effort and  progressive problem solving skills. The student is expected to: (C) produce drawings; paintings; prints; sculpture, including modeled forms; and other art forms such as ceramics, fiber art, constructions, mixed media, installation art, digital art and media, and photographic imagery using a variety of materials.   Science What are the  planets made up? After the lesson the students will complete a fill in the blank worksheet about the planets. Before the lesson is given the teacher will show a video explaining each  planet and their relationship with the sun and their orbits. https://youtu.be/ASQkz4XaphU And a quiz that will be taken individually on google forms. The students will be provided with a simple rubric for their quiz and for the worksheet. The students will complete their quiz individually and their  planet worksheet with pairs or individually. ISTE NETS - Teachers 2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments c. Communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students using a variety of digital age media and formats. ISTE NETS - Students 1. Creativity and innovation c. Uses models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.  TEKS (8) Earth and space. The student knows there are recognizable patterns in the natural world and among objects in the sky. The student is expected to: C) construct models that demonstrate the relationship of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, including orbits and ositions; and D) identify the planets in Earth's solar system and their position in relation to the Sun.    Component Target Acceptable (2 pt deduction) Unacceptable (5 pts deduction) Number of subjects/Length Lesson plans made for three subjects Lesson plans made for two subjects Lesson plans made for less than two subject Component Target – 3 pts Acceptable – 1 pts Unacceptable–0 pts Unit Theme, Thematic Question(s) for the Unit and subject areas, Indication othe learners grade level Unit/Lesson thematic questions are provided (2pts), and learners grade level is indicated (1pt) Unit/Lesson thematic questions are adequate; learners grade level is provided Unit/Lesson thematic questions are lackingthere is no big theme; no indication of learners grade level Component Target Acceptable (1 pt deduction) Unacceptable (5 or more pts deduction) Mechanics, Spelling and Punctuation Relatively no or little errors; reflective of college level writing; clear, articulate, concise Errors are present, but still readable; somewhat clear, and well-written Many errors; not clear, lengthy or wordy annot well-written Component Target –10 pts Acceptable –7 pts Unacceptable–5 pts Centers (Activities); Technology Integration; Students Products or Portfolio Description of activities is clear and concise. Technology use in the activities described clearly; More than 2 technology tools are incorporated in the activities. Students final product is described clearly; and correspond to the activities and technology use. Description of activities is adequate and relates to the theme of the unit. Activities are appropriate for the grade level Technology use in the activities described vaguely. 2 technology tools use in the activities. Students final product is indicated but did not corresponwith the activities and technologuse. Description of activities is not clear. Activitidid not relate to the theme of the unit.  Activities are not appropriate for the grade level. Technology use in the activities is non existence and/or vague; no variety of technology tools integrated in the activities. Students final product is not indicated and/not clear; Students final product did not correspond with the activities and technolouse. Component Target – 7 pts Acceptable – 5 pts Unacceptable–2 pts   Assessment and TEKS, ISTE-NETs standards Student demonstrates the ability to assess student achievement and is able to articulate clear and concise criteria from the standards/benchmarks; Student demonstrates the ability to use content instruction and assessment strategies that are enriched by technology and literacy (TEKS and ISTE-NETs for Teachers) Student demonstrates the abilit to assess student achievement; Student demonstrates the abilit to use content instruction and assessment strategies that are enriched by technology and literacy (TEKS and ISTE-NETs for Teachers)  Assessments not well thought out; assessments poorly written; TEKS and ISTE not adequately addressed Total   points:   16  
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