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Video

Pre-Reading

Title: Planets of the Solar System


Link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ2
bQWH6GCM
Duration: 3:40 minutes
Target Audience: Grade 3
Language: English


This video will be shown to grade 3 students as a pre-reading activity. It can be used
effectively to build background knowledge and engage students. It is short and clear.
It is appropriate for different learning style students. It includes high-resolution
graphics for visual learners, clear narration for aural learners and written script for
verbal learners. The teacher will give students an overall about the video before
playing it. As well, s/he will tell them that s/he is going to pause the video and ask
them questions about the video. This will give students a clearer idea of the activity
and motivate them to focus on the video so they can answer the questions.

The teacher is going to pause the video to ask the following questions:

1. Pause the video at (00:59) to ask students: How many Planets are there in
the solar system?
2. Pause the video at (01:14) to ask students: what are the eight planets in their
increasing order of distance from the Sun?
3. Pause the video at (01:19) to ask students: What does orbit mean?
4. Pause the video at (01:34) to ask students: Why is Mercury extremely hot
during the day and extremely cold during the night?
5. Pause the video at (01:49) to ask students: Why Venus is called the morning
star or the evening star?
6. Pause the video at (02:16) to ask students: What is the only planet on which
life is known to exist?
7. Pause the video at (02:30) to ask students: What is the red Planet? And why
is it called the Red planet?
8. Pause the video at (02:45) to ask students: What is the largest planet in the
solar system?
9. Pause the video at (03:02) to ask students: What are Saturn's rings made of?
10. Pause the video at (03:12) to ask students: What type of layers cover Uranus?
11. Pause the video at (03:25) to ask students: Why do cold winds blow at very
high speeds on Neptune?