Earth's Orbit Teacher Resources
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Kinesthetic Astronomy: Longer Days, Shorter Nights
A lamp, four globes, and some signs taped around the room are all you need to set up a solar system simulation for teaching how Earth's tilted axis creates the seasons. (Sticky dots are also needed, but not mentioned in the materials list.) Use this enlightening activity to meet fifth grade Next Generation Science Standards in conjunction with other terrific kinesthetic astronomy lessons by the same publisher.
3rd - 12th Science 72 Views 58 Downloads
Beginnings of Life
Continuing where he left off in the previous video, Sal explains that life began after the heavy bombardment 3.8-4 billion years ago. He defines the earliest forms of unicellular life forms including bacteria, archaea, and eukaryote and how they evolved as the Earth began to change.
10 mins 10th - 12th Science 4 Views 1 Download
Study Jams! A Day on Earth
It's good thing that it isn't up to RJ to spin the earth on its axis; he can't even keep a basketball spinning! For this video animation, he and viewers learn about Earth's movements in space. One thing to consider before you use this resource; however, is the use of the word rotation.
4th - 8th Science 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Redesign the Rover: Mars Research Year-Round
Students discuss the solar system, the planets, periods of orbit and revolution. In this space lesson students discuss the importance of the study of Mars and brainstorm ideas on how NASA might solve its Rover design problem.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
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Easily explore Earth's interior, its atmosphere, surface features, and movements through space with this engaging application. Designed at an upper-elementary level, informational text describes individual layers, rotation, the moon, and six of Earth's habitats.
4th - 8th Science 7 Views 4 Downloads
Life of an Astronaut
Veteran orbiter, Gerald P. Carr, relates his experience as an astronaut in this worthwhile video. He is never pictured, but creative animations support his personal narration. Include this little treat with your lesson on space exploration to provide a first-person glimpse at this astounding profession.
5 mins 4th - 8th Science 18 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
For this solar eclipse worksheet, students solve seven problems about solar eclipses after making a model following five steps. They determine the different orbits for satellites, they determine the lengths of Earth's shadow and they find solutions to operating a satellite during a solar eclipse.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 58 Downloads
Our Restless Planet
Students examine the topic of the Earth's rotation, revolution, and orbit. They observe teacher-led demonstrations, explore various websites, write journal entries, conduct a demonstration of why Earth experiences day and night, and create a PowerPoint presentation.
3rd - 5th Science 17 Views 72 Downloads
Doin' The Moonwalk
If you are looking for an outstanding lesson on the Moon for your budding astronomers, look no further! This outstanding plan is full of wonderful, meaningful activities for your charges to engage in. Pupils will discover why there are different phases of the moon, what the surface of the moon is like, along with many other important aspects of Earth's only satellite.
K - 2nd Science 35 Views 166 Downloads
Space Science: Phases of the Moon
Looking for a terrific lesson on the phases of the moon that has lots of good worksheets? With two excellent websites are embedded in the plan, the activity is sure to spark some interest in your astronomy unit. Some common misconceptions regarding the moon are also put to rest.
6th - 7th Science 61 Views 127 Downloads
The Reasons for the Seasons
A fabulous, 11-page packet of worksheets await your young scientists! They use a globe and a light to simulate the rotation of the earth and sun to show the seasons. Additionally, they simulate direct sunlight and indirect sunlight showing intensity of the sun, and answer questions based on their results.
7th - 10th Science 77 Views 453 Downloads
Radiation Shielding on Spacecraft
Here is a terrific science instructional activity for your elementary schoolers. In it, learners analyze different materials to simulate space radiation shielding on spacecraft, then select the best material to use to build one. This is a classic instructional activity; it is written beautifully, and everything you need to successfully implement it with your class is here.
3rd - 5th Science 6 Views 18 Downloads
Holt Earth Science 3 Climate Skills Worksheet
Get your scientists thinking critically about climate with this challenging worksheet, which has learners complete 10 analogies using climate terms. They also read a paragraph about monsoons in India and answer interpretation questions. Learners practice supporting claims as they agree or disagree with 3 statements, and finally refine the concepts they have learned by answering 3 critical thinking questions.
7th - 9th Science 34 Views 532 Downloads
Terrestrial Ecosystem Response to Climate Change
An extensive investigation of the Earth's climate changes awaits your environmental science classes. This top-notch presentation begins by looking at the history of Earth's climate and then predicts the impact on each major terrestrial biome.
9th - Higher Ed Science 14 Views 69 Downloads
Free Falling in Outer Space
How do satellites orbit the earth? Technically they are free-falling, but missing Earth's surface! Being explained in great detail and with entertaining animation, these concepts are sure to amaze your starling scientists! Another plus is that this topic can easily be incorporated into a physical, earth, or space science curriculum.
3 mins 6th - 8th Science 6 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Kelper's Three Laws
A flipped classroom lesson introduces astrophysics fanatics to Kepler's three laws of planetary motion. After reading about the laws of ellipses, equal areas, and harmonies, and also learning how Newton's gravitation concepts come into play, they answer nine questions as a review.
9th - 12th Science 19 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable