Earth's Orbit Teacher Resources
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The Sun Affects Earth
Third graders read, write, and listen to information about the sun and its effects on the Earth.as it relates to its axis, orbit, rotate, and revolution. In this solar system lesson, 3rd graders examine how the sun effects the Earth's axis, orbit, ratiatin, and revolutin speed as well as how energy changes.
3rd Language Arts 5 Views 21 Downloads
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Moon Phases
We are the world! Each of your class members models Earth and holds a styrofoam ball to see its phases. Thorough teacher background information and a detailed lesson plan will make this a cinch to teach. If you do not want to purchase enough styrofoam balls for the entire class, you could either have children work in small groups, or you could perform the simulation as a demonstration.
3rd - 8th Science 78 Views 66 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
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Solar System
Fifteen questions about our solar system make up this interactive review game. It was written by a teacher in the UK, and therefore the monetary winnings for answering correctly are in pounds. The content applies, however, to any English-speaking earth science course.
4th - 6th Science 5 Views 14 Downloads
Orbits Worksheet #2
Brief, but beneficial, this resource draws space scientists into the orbit of a moon around its planet. Assignees answer five multiple choice style questions using a diagram of the planet, the moon's orbit, its focal points, and the direction of incoming sunlight.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 6 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
Development of a Habitable Planet
Students identify and sequence the major events that caused Earth to develop into a habitable planet. They view videos, conduct research, participate in discussions and work in groups to determine the likelihood of other habitable worlds.
6th - 12th Science 27 Views 75 Downloads
Path to Mars
Learners compare Earth and Mars to find similarities between the two planets using given websites. They collect and download pictures of geological features of both planets from print and non-print sources. Descriptions of the geological features are written and pairs of pictures are posted side-by-side for comparison.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Discover Magazine: Size and Scale
Students research measurements of the moon and Earth as well as the distance between the two in order to create scale models of the Earth-moon system. With a marble to be used as the moon, they must determine how large to make Earth out of modeling clay.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 12 Downloads
Lab: Kelper's Laws of Planetary Motion
High school astrophysicists perform the classic activity of using a loop of string and two push pins to draw ellipses and calculate eccentricity. They also answer questions and solve problems using Kepler's laws of planetary motion. The worksheet sends learners to consult a "Planet Data Table" in their notes, so you will need to provide individual planet orbit information.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 8 Downloads
Learners investigate the concept of orbits by looking at altitude, velocity, and distance traveled. They examine the correlation of Earth-orbiting satellites to the study of the environment while applying both geometry and algebraic concepts in solving related problems.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
Our Solar System
Learn a new software system and review perviously learned knowledge about the solar system at the same time. The focus of this lesson is learning how to create, modify and save an Excel spreadsheet. However, in this lesson plan, young scientists create spreadsheets using their pervious knowledge about celestial objects and their orbits.
4th - 7th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 75 Downloads