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A diagram of Earth's path around the sun, including the position of the moon, is displayed at the top of the worksheet. Five multiple questions get astronomers to analyze the diagram considering what is going on in the solar system. Use this activity after having upper elementary or middle schoolers model Earth's orbit with a light source representing the sun.
Test your class on earth science with this extensive resource. This test, created by The University of the State of New York Regents, is made up of 50 multiple choice questions and 32 short answer questions that cover the branches of earth science. Use the test as review or as your final exam. The answer booklet and reference tables are included in additional materials.
Every topic under the sun is covered in this New York State Regents High School Examination. With the focus of earth science, participants answer 85 quesitons about the solar system, geologic time, rocks and minerals, landforms, and more! An entire year's earth science curriculum is assessed by taking this exam.
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. Your students will be over the moon for this activity!
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.
This extensive earth science practice test is composed of 50 multiple choice questions and 31 short answer questions. The questions cover weather, the water cycle, geology, the solar system, and more. Many of the short answer questions refer to pages in the answer booklet. This answer booklet is provided in additional materials. Answers to the multiple choice questions are not included, but there is answer sheet for those questions. Earth Science Reference Tables are not included.<
Designed by School Power...NaturallySM, this lesson familiarizes advanced earth science and physics learners about the variables that affect our supply of solar energy. They examine gas spectra and perform calculations. There is an abundance of learning to experience within the 24 pages of this resource!
Space scientists use water displacement to determine the mass of a cubic centimeter mini meteorite, and then use it as a small-scale representative of an asteroid. They figure out the orbital velocity of an asteroid. Then they use a slingshot to launch a meteorite model into a box of flour so that they can observe the craters created, relating this to the formula for kinetic energy. This lesson really packs a punch!
Using a detailed worksheet, advanced earth science learners examine radiation data and graphs. They compare the solar energy reaching different latitudes and the effects of the atmosphere on insolation. The exercises are comprehensive. The graphs and diagrams on the worksheets are a little lighter than the typed font, so you might have to explain if they are hard to read. Otherwise, this is a terrific resource for challenging your high schoolers.
This comprehensive earth science practice test is composed of 50 multiple choice questions and 32 short answer questions. The questions cover weather, the water cycle, geology, the solar system, and more. Many of the short answer questions refer to pages in the answer booklet. This answer booklet is provided in additional materials. Answers to the multiple choice questions are not included, but there is answer sheet for those questions. Earth Science Reference Tables are not included
What causes Earth's seasons? Find out through a series of anticipatory questions, an easy yet powerful activity representing the sun-Earth system, a diagram to label, and follow-up questions. Dispel the misconceptions about Earth being closer to or further from the sun through a simple and easy-to-follow lesson.
Student identify the three stationary positions, on the Earth, on the Moon, and in a house floating atop the cloud layers of Jupiter. They also identify the three orbiting positions, orbiting the Earth, orbiting the Moon, and orbiting Jupiter. Student answer questions in reference to mass, weight, force and acceleration.
In this solar storms worksheet, students use a diagram given the location of two STEREO spacecraft satellites, a coronal mass ejection, the sun and the Earth to solve 2 problems about the coronal mass ejection. Students use segments, angles and trigonometric identities to determine the length of a segment in the diagram. They determine the length the coronal mass ejection traveled and the time it took to travel that length.