Unit 1- Space Museum English Lesson
Unit 1: Space Museum
- 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
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.
Sun, heat, planets, atmosphere, star, rings, solar system
Comparatives & Superlatives
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.