Our Galaxies lesson plan introduces students to the three major types of galaxies, as well as additional information related to the Milky Way galaxy. During this lesson, students are asked to create a galaxy mobile made with cardboard, which they cut into galaxy shapes, making sure to label them; students are then asked to share them with the class, reinforcing their public speaking and presentation skills. Students are also asked to match terms to their definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define galaxy, recognize, identify, and compare the three main types of galaxies, and summarize information about the Milky Way galaxy.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.9