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How big are the Planets?

All Ages
Published by miderror  •  Posted 11 days ago
This world is basically a solar system map with scaled planet sizes (NOT SCALED FOR DISTANCE). There are NPCs that players can interact with to learn facts about each planet.
Science > Space and Astronomy - solar system, scale of planets
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World Details and Requirements
Created by: Randy Otaka
World version: 1.0
Supported MinecraftEdu Versions: 1.7.10
World Type: Exploration, Observation
Tags: Solar System, Planet Size

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  • bibliocraft
  • customnpcs

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Description

This world is intended to be part of a lesson on the scale of the solar system.  It may be used either as an introduction to the topic of the scale of planetary sizes, or it can be used as a supplement to other resources and texts on planetary size.  It was intended to SHOW students the relative sizes of the planets, particularly the relative sizes of the larger planets and the sun (I could not accurately depict the relative sizes of the planets that are smaller than the Earth!).

I would encourage teachers to print out the note-taking sheets in the lesson plan.  Students should be told to either work individually or in groups to try to explore and interact with the characters to collect as many facts about the planets as possible.  Afterwards, students may take a Kahoot quiz on the planet sizes to assess their basic knowledge of the topic.

NOTE: Students should NOT be allowed to build, but they need to be allowed to FLY.

Standards

This world addresses Hawaii Science Standards SC.5.8.1 and SC.5.8.3. 

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