Earth's Orbit Teacher Resources
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For this astronomy test, students answer 50 true/false and multiple choice questions about the relationships of the earth, moon, and sun. The test also includes questions about the solar system, galaxies, and the universe. An answer key is included.
6th - 8th Science 14 Views 192 Downloads
Asteroids Between Mars and the Sun
In this asteroids of the solar system instructional 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 11 Views 53 Downloads
What Orbital Dynamic Variables Are Responsible For Earth's Weather?
Students construct an Earth/Sun model of planet revolution that incorporates the orbital geometry concepts. They record Earth/Sun relative distance and Sun nadir observations acquired from model simulation of Earth's relative position and geometry at each solstice and equinox.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 45 Downloads
Earth Turns? Prove It!
Learners construct a pendulum using a washer and thin fishing line. In this earth science lesson, students simulate Earth's rotation using the pendulum bob and swivel chair. They explain how this activity proves that the Earth is indeed rotating.
6th - 12th Science 8 Views 153 Downloads
Modeling Orbital Debris Problems
Students examine the problem of space pollution caused by human-made debris in orbit to develop an understanding of functions and modeling. It allows students an opportunity to use spreadsheets, graphing calculators, and computer graphing utilities.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
Earth and Seasons
Sixth graders comprehend that the path Earth takes as it revolves around the sun is called its orbit. They also comprehend that the axis is an imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and its North and South Poles. Students use models to show the Earth's position to the Sun as it relates to the change in seasons.
6th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
The Solar System and Beyond
Survey the solar system by viewing this PowerPoint. Amateur astronomers discover that gravity is responsible for Earth's orbit around the sun and the moon's orbit around Earth. They explore the moon's phases and Earth's seasons. This presentation touches on a variety of topics, so it would be best used as a unit review.
6th - 8th Science 9 Views 128 Downloads