Sunday, January 23, 2011

Solar System Reports

Lest you think our Sleepover is a bunch of fluff and has no academic backbone, you should know that the event ties into our Science unit on Sun, Stars and the Solar System. But it also is the content for our writing unit on Informational Nonfiction Report Writing. Below is Emma's report on the solar system with each planet as its own chapter.
Our Solar System
People and animals can not live on Mercury. Mercury is a planet. Mercury is the first planet by the Sun.

Venus is the 7th planet. Venus is almost the same size as Earth. It has many volcanoes.
People can live on Earth. Earth is the third planet. Earth has air and water. Earth has one moon.
Mars has lots of dust. Mars also has caves, rocks, and volcanoes. Mars does not have rings. Mars is the 4th planet.
Jupiter is the 5th planet from the sun. It also has 47 moons. Jupiter is the biggest planet. It is covered with orange clouds.
People cannot live on Saturn because it is cold. Saturn has 60 moons. Saturn's surface is not solid.
Neptune does not have a solid surface. Neptune is the 8th planet from the sun. You cannot see Neptune without a telescope
Uranus is blue. People could not walk on Uranus. It also is the 7th planet from the sun.
Pluto is a dwarf planet. Pluto is cold because it is far from the sun. Pluto has 3 moons or more. Pluto is the ninth planet.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

I'd love to use this piece of writing in a project that I'm working on. I'm hoping in the end that teachers will be able to get a complete picture of report writing in K-4th grade.