Lesson Plan

Outer Space Shapes

In this fun space themed lesson plan, students will learn practice comparing and contrasting 2D and 3D shapes. This can be used as a stand alone lesson or pre-lesson for the **Shapes Inside Shapes** lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Shapes Inside Shapes lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Shapes Inside Shapes lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will compare and contrast 2D shapes to 3D shapes.

Language

Students will be able to describe differences between 2D and 3D shapes using sentence frames.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Gather the class together for a read aloud and display the cover of the book, Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes.
  • Ask students to turn and talk to share with a partner what they know about outer space.
  • Invite students to share out ideas. Review any new vocabulary words (e.g., astronaut, planet, rocket ship) as needed.
  • Explain that Captain Invincible is going to be searching for shapes and we get to help!