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Curiosity Landed on Mars
Out of this world math and science are mixed together on a worksheet that would be a great enrichment activity classrooms that are studying our solar system. The information presented is best suited toward middle school math, and specifically targeted for 6th graders who work with percentages and ratios.
5th - 8th Math 20 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Mars Image Analysis
Observation is the key to understanding the history of our planet and those around us. What can be learned about Mars' history by looking at a few pictures, and how could that help us better understand Earth? Learners examine photos of geologic features on Mars, then decide as a class on a topic to research further.
5th - 12th Science 4 Views 2 Downloads
Reason for the Seasons
Young scientists examine why we have seasons on Earth, and how the motion of the Earth around the Sun causes them. Groups of learners are given a variety of balls, a bamboo stick, a marker, and a flashlight, then use the objects to demonstrate Earth's movement around the sun.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Day the Mesozoic Died
While this is not the traditional, step-by-step lesson plan, it is chock-full of material that you can easily incorporate into your earth history unit. Its main purpose is to serve as a guide to using a three-part film, The Day the Mesozoic Died, which uncovers evidence in the fossil record for the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period.
6th - 12th Science 13 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fly Me to the Moon!
In this Moon travel worksheet, students construct a simple rocket trajectory called the Hohmann Transfer orbit using a compass, string, paper and a pencil. Students solve 2 problems which include finding the number of hours it takes to travel to the Moon and determining the amount of fuel needed when a speed change occurs during travel.
11th - Higher Ed Math 6 Views 26 Downloads
Students understand that the rotation of the Earth is responsible for the seasons. In this seasonal cycles lesson, students learn how the rotation of the Earth affects the seasons. Students answer questions about the rotation, the seasons, and the effect on survival.
1st - 5th Science 19 Views 170 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
Most young mathematicians are aware that the planets don’t orbit the sun in a circle but rather as an ellipse, but have never studied this interesting feature. This resource looks at the planetary orbits in more detail and helps learners develop an understanding of eccentricity of an ellipse.
10th - 12th Math 3 Views 8 Downloads
Students explore space science by utilizing education software. In this moon cycles lesson, students discuss the importance of the moon and the different phases we observe from earth. Students demonstrate the earth's orbit by creating a diagram and utilizing SMART board software.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Effective and Alternative Secondary Education: Planets in the Solar System
This is a complete packet consisting of three lessons about the origin of the solar system, the sun, and the planets. Work in this packet is meant to be self-directed; learners go at their own pace and instructions direct them on how to proceed through the readings and activities.
7th - 12th Science 39 Views 241 Downloads
Kelper's Laws Lab
Using an online planetary simulator, astrophysics learners explore each of Kepler's laws. The 13-page printable handout walks them through the activity, which also includes using string, pushpins, and a pencil to model three different ellipses.
9th - 12th Science 15 Views 14 Downloads