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Solar System Travel Journal Rubric



1 point

(completed for 4 or less planets)

3 points

(completed for 5 planets)

5 points

(completed for all planets)

Other names for planet


Diameter of planet


Distance from the Sun


Planet Orbit Time


Average Temperature


Age of planet




Physical Makeup (gas or solid)


Physical Characteristics unique to planet


Story Organization


Story Ideas


Voice in Story


Accuracy of Conventions in Story


Pictures have accurate colors


Pictures have accurate physical features


***DonÍt forget that you need to meet the criteria for each planet.



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  1. The title of the activity
  2. The URL (Internet address)
  3. Your name.

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Teachers should view the Teacher Site Map to relate Sci-ber text and the USOE 6th grade science core.

Updated October 24, 2008 by: Glen Westbroek

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