I can classify objects in our solar system
Play with http://www.solarsystemscope.com/
Record & discuss interesting things you found out
Today we will analyse our new information using CLASSIFICATION.
In 2006 Pluto was officially named a dwarf planet. This is because of the way Scientists have decided to classify ‘planets’.
NASA wants you to come up with a new way of classifying objects in our solar system
Classify: group similar items together based on similar traits
1. Name items to sort into groups– objects in our solar system- brainstorm- read & take notes on items using these websites:
2. Sort the items and say why they are in a group- how are objects classified at the moment?- make a table and put items into the table- eg.
3. How items could go into different groups- brainstorm what other ways we might group them
4. Tell what you know now (new idea) or could do with the information (new item)-What could be a different sorting system you could recommend to NASA? How might this system be useful?
If time, you may wish to discuss these: