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Students study the Neptune ring and the Barkley Sound to learn about marine environments. For this marine environments lesson, students read an article about the Neptune nodes. Students find locations on a chart of Barkley Sound. Students work in groups to complete stations for temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen. Students then answer discussion questions.
Young Bible students determine the defining characteristics of the planet Neptune, and make comparisons between Neptune and Uranus and Jupiter. They also explore how God displays his majesty in his creation of the solar system. They also articulate, in writing, the creation of the solar system by God. Note: This instructional activity would be most appropriate in a private school or Sunday school setting.
In this fractions in space worksheet, students solve 4 problems where they find ratios of orbit periods of satellites, they find the ratio of Neptune's and Pluto's periods, they determine the location of the planets after 5 opposition periods and they determine how far the center of mass of a small planet is from a larger planet.
A unique lesson on the solar system, and some of the mathematics associated with it, is here for your high schoolers. Pupils are put into groups of four, and each group is assigned one of the planets from our solar system. They must perform mathematical conversions and calculations to determine their planet's distance from the sun. Two excellent worksheets are embedded in the plan, which will make implementation quite easy. Very good!
Students study robotic spacecrafts that have provided detailed information about the inner and outer planets. In this exploring the planets lesson plan, students use posters and diagrams to study the various robotic spacecraft sent to the planets. They explore the different ways scientists have learned about our planets.
For this finding mass in the cosmos worksheet, students use the equations for the force of gravity, the centrifugal force pushing a planet outwards and the speed of a planet to solve 2 problems. They find the mass of primary bodies given the orbit radius, the period and the companion.
Fourth graders explore the Port of Baltimore. In this European immigration to America lesson plan, 4th graders investigate the port as port of entry between 1830 and 1850. Students examine primary documents from selected Web sites and discuss what emigrating to new country would be like. Extension activities are included.