“Our Solar System”: An Overview for Teachers

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“Our Solar System”, one of YMI’s browser-based HTML5 Digital Learning Tools, combines a Drag & Drop Game with an EBook to teach the basics of our solar system in both English and Spanish. This three-part HTML5 game fits on the iPad, and can be customized for Desktop and projected whiteboard by basic keyboard browser commands (Zoom). “Our Solar System” has a built-in EBOOK, which pauses Game Play and allows Early Readers to read at their own pace about our Sun, the Earth, our Moon, and the 7 other planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

(Juego “Nuestro Sistema Solar” en español)

“Our Solar System” has 3 Game Components:

1. The Planets of Our Sun
2. Seasons of Planet Earth
3. Phases of our Moon

Students should be encouraged to read the EBook prior to playing each game by pressing/clicking on the button “STOP TIMER/READ EBOOK”. Pressing this button stops the Timer indefinitely, allowing early learners and new readers plenty of time to read through the EBook that pops up. Press the “Close EBook/Play On” button to continue the game and timer.

Teachers can use the Assessment Chart at the end of each game to determine the student’s understanding of the topic. Use the Timer Score to assess a student’s improvement on repeated plays. Compare the score after each game session to determine if the student is improving with their knowledge and understanding. Test the students again later in the school year.

iPad, Kindle Fire, Laptop, Desktop Computer and SmartBoard/Whiteboard Projector

STEM, Science, Solar System, Earth, Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune




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