Solar System Unit
Floca, B. (2009). Moonshot: The flight of Apollo 11. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
Use this poetic, informational picture book to introduce the solar system to your 6th graders! Use this as a read aloud introduction to learning characteristics of the solar system and the moon.
S. (n.d.). Dynamical systems theory enhances knowledge of Jupiter's atmosphere. Retrieved March 02, 2016, from https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160217125628.htm
Use this article to teach about Jupiter's characteristics. This article is also great to show that science includes constant research, and that scientists are always learning new things!
This graphic novel could be used to teach about Mars in a fun and creative way! Students will be engaged in the pictures and story, wile learning about Mars and its characteristics.