Earth's Orbit Teacher Resources
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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
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
Earth's Changing Surface
Students identify landforms created by forces of nature. In this lesson on Earth's surface, students watch a video about the Earth's surface and use satellite images of the United States to identify various changes seem in the surface of the Earth.
K - 8th Science 36 Views 153 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 3 Views 0 Downloads
Getting to Know Saturn: Moons, Rings, and Relationships
Young scholars identify the different objects that orbit Saturn. In this space science lesson plan, students plot the graph of orbital speed and distance. They explain why planets and asteroids remain in orbit around the sun.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
TE Activity: The Great Gravity Escape
Young scholars examine the principles of orbit using water balloons and a piece of string to see how gravity and the velocity of a spacecraft balance to form an orbit. They determine how an object can escape the gravity of the sun or planet.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
Reason for the Seasons
Students study the seasons of the Earth. In this seasons lesson, students study the science of the seasons on Earth by studying the tilt and axis of the Earth's orbit. Students read background information and four experimental activities to learn about the cause of the seasons.
6th - 9th Science 9 Views 69 Downloads
Exploring the Solar System: All About Spacecraft/Spaceflight
Rarely do you find resources that reach high school astronomy learners. Here is something at their level! The physics of flyby missions is explained via several examples. Landing, penetrating, and roving spacecraft are examined. Diagrams explain how to overcome gravity and enter the orbit of other planets.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 8 Downloads
Drawing Ellipses Lab
In this ellipse worksheet, students learn the difference between an orbit and an ellipse. They draw ellipses and calculate the distance between foci, they calculate the length of the major axis and they determine the eccentricity. They answer questions about the eccentricity of the planets.
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 22 Downloads
Seasons and Ecliptic Simulator
Students explore the Earth's rotation and revolution using an online simulator. In this earth science lesson, students relate how the Earth's tilt and position affect climate and seasons. They complete worksheets during the simulation.
7th - 8th Science 7 Views 44 Downloads
Our Sun and the Four Seasons
Students discover the relationship between the sun and Earth. In this weather lesson, students examine the effect of the sun on the Earth's seasons. Students complete a weather activity using props to simulate the sun and Earth's orbit.
3rd - 4th Science 13 Views 137 Downloads
Changing Perspectives on the Sun's Diameter
For this sun's diameter worksheet, students use a photograph taken by the SOHO satellite of the sun showing a change in diameter from one month to another. Students find the average diameter of the sun, they determine the percent change in the diameter and they find the change in the distance of the sun to the Earth between June to January.
8th - 10th Math 3 Views 17 Downloads
What Causes Day and Night?
Why do we have four seasons? A series of questions about the Earth's orbit and its impact on seasons challenge Earth science learners.The second page of the resource has nine multiple choice questions, such as "One year on Earth is one (revolution/rotation) of the Earth around the sun.
4th - 5th Science 17 Views 167 Downloads