Unit 1- Space Museum English Lesson

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Unit 1: Space Museum

Objectives:

  • This English lesson teaches children vocabulary about our solar system and the eight planets.
  • The lesson also teaches ESL kids how to compare and contrast the 8 planets using comparatives and superlatives – bigger/biggest/farther/farthest.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

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1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

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2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The student’s score is recorded in the Learning Management System (LMS). This game can only be played on a PC, not mobile devices.

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3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Space Museum'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Ms. Ann has just brought her students to the space museum, where they get to learn a lot from each other about the eight planets and our solar system. Lisa, Freddie, Bob and Sally take turns asking and answering questions. Lisa gets to learn more about space than she knew before.

Vocabulary:

8 Planets:

Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune

Space words:

Sun, heat, planets, atmosphere, star, rings, solar system

Comparatives & Superlatives

big bigger biggest
hot hotter hottest
thin thinner thinnest
cold colder coldest
near nearer nearest
far farther farthest

First 4 Planet Facts

Planet Distance from the sun Fact
Mercury nearest to the Sun but not the hottest
Venus 2nd planet from the Sun hottest planet
Earth 3rd  planet from the Sun not too hot, not too cold
Mars 4th planet from the Sun red, dusty, not hot, not too cold

Sentences: Comparatives & Superlatives

Superlatives: First 4 Planets

  • Mercury is the nearest planet to the Sun.
  • Venus is the second nearest planet to the Sun.
  • Venus is the hottest of all eight planets.
  • We live on Earth. It is one of the hottest planets in our solar system.

Venus Fact: Why is Venus the hottest planet, not Mercury?

  • Venus is the hottest because it has a thick atmosphere that traps the heat from the Sun.
  • Mercury is nearest to the Sun but not the hottest because its atmosphere is thinner than that of Venus.
  • A thinner atmosphere allows some of the Sun’s heat to escape.
  • A thicker atmosphere keeps much of the Sun’s heat.

Superlatives: Last 4 Planets

  • Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system.
  • Saturn is the second biggest planet in our solar system.
  • Neptune is the coldest planet in our solar system.
  • Neptune is also the farthest planet from the Sun.

Facts about the Sun

  • The sun is a star, not a planet. It is the biggest thing in our solar system.
  • Without the Sun, there will be no life on Earth.
  • The sun is a dying star.

This lesson is part of the Level 7 English course.

Download Level 7 Course Manual

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