Asteroid Belt Teacher Resources
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Solar System Scale & Size
Use a variety of whole fruits to represent the different planets in the solar system to introduce scale sizes to your math or space science class. They follow suit by creating a non-scaled model of the solar system using specific-colored pony beads.
K - 8th Science 49 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Hubble Spies Colliding Asteroids!
In this colliding asteroids learning exercise, students are given the equation to determine the collision time for asteroids. Students use this equation to solve 4 problems including finding the area of a cross-section through the body of an asteroid, determining the asteroid average speed, estimating the density of asteroids and finding the collision time of asteroids.
9th - 11th Math 3 Views 15 Downloads
Pocket Solar System
Motivate your class with this lesson. Learners explore the solar system and practice working with fractions using this resource. They construct scale models of our solar system, and use fractions to correctly configure the solar system to scale.
5th - 7th Science 7 Views 112 Downloads
Asteroids Between Mars and the Sun
In this asteroids of the solar system activity, students observe a diagram showing all the minor planets found in the orbit of Mars. Students answer 4 questions about the minor planets inside the orbit of other planets, they find the scale of the given diagram, and they determine the number of asteroids that crossed the Earth's orbit on a given data.
8th - 10th Math 12 Views 54 Downloads
Ceres and Pluto: Dwarf Planets as a New Way of Thinking about an Old Solar System
Students examine the new categories of planets and how planets were reclassified. In this solar system instructional activity students complete activities using Venn diagrams and images of planets.
5th - 12th Science 14 Views 84 Downloads
Voyage of Discovery
Students develop a sense of the scale of our solar system by creating a one to ten billion scale model. They calculate the relative sizes and distances for the planets and asteroid belt using a guiding worksheet. To create the model they place traffic cones at the appropriate distances on a field or sidewalk and use food items such as poppy seeds and gum balls to represent each planet.
5th - 10th Science 16 Views 64 Downloads
New Review Solar System Fact Sheet
Here is a fantastic, educational handout packed with information and facts not only about the planets in our solar system, but also regarding major moons and their surface features, dwarf planets, comets, and asteroids.
6th - 12th Science 10 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Young scholars use the internet to gather informatino about the solar system and space. In groups, they create a slideshow in which they use illustrations from the internet and include their own text. They complete the lesson by going on a field trip to a planetarium.
K - 3rd Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Pocket Solar System
The scale of the solar system is difficult to grasp without some sort of concrete visual; with some register tape and different-sized stickers, teach astronomers of any age just how spread out our solar system really is. Try to use stickers (or have kids draw planets) that are somewhat to scale regarding the relative size of the planets to help with the overall understanding of the concepts.
3rd - 8th Science 88 Views 112 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Study Jams! Our Solar System: Outer Planets
A set of seven slides presents an artist's rendition of our solar system, specifically, the asteroid belt, Kuiper Belt, and our outer planets: Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. The slides are beautiful, and a printable set with text is available for anyone who may have missed class the day of the presentation.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Exploring Place and Space
Learners explore number values by completing mathematical worksheets in class. In this decimals lesson, students identify the different place values a number has and the use of decimals to represent a fraction of a number. Learners complete several decimal worksheets over the course of three days and utilize number cubes to assist with number comprehension.
3rd - 5th Math 24 Views 107 Downloads
Comet Myths, Facts, and Legends
Here is an interactive book lesson through which learners explore the facts and stories about comets. The plan is comprehensive, providing background information, standards met, vocabulary, assessment ideas, and more. Though the content revolves around scientific facts, there is plenty of material here to create an interdisciplinary experience.
5th - 8th Science 10 Views 35 Downloads