This lesson is a research project about the planets that addresses technology standards. As part of their Astronomy Unit, Grade 4 students create a folder, organize files, learn about copyright laws, conduct searches, capture images from the internet, arrange and group objects in a document, create text boxes, and publish a brochure.
This fourth grade lesson addresses TEKS for Technology Applications. It could easily be extended to grade 5.
Students should already be familiar with the Solar System and have basic computer skills.
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