As a class, we are well on our way into some serious research on the planets of our solar system. Using Pages, Google as our search engine, and many bells and whistles to spice up our findings and visuals, the students are learning the most interesting interstellar facts, while at the same time, getting more and more tech savvy. All research for every planet will be collected into a personal binder, which the students can take home at the end of the summer. After the planetary research, students will collaboratively join in an out of this world short story that involves rich class discussion and round robin reading. Kurzweil will be heavily utilized for greater passage comprehension as well.