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The Search for Other Earth-like Planets
Olivier Guyon, professor of optical science and astronomy, explains how scientists are searching for other planets that can support life. Viewers learn the odds of finding a habitable planet, how long it would take, and some techniques developed in order to increase the odds.
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science 24 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Planet Scaling using Extra Terrestrial Tools
Your class will use a set scale to convert diameters of planets to the model size, the diagram given to expand on the number of planets drawn as concentric circles, and examine the scale that would be needed to fit the larger planets on a page.
7th - 10th Math 23 Views 202 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Planets in our Solar System
A wonderfully designed, and very thorough lesson plan on the planets in our solar system. Designed for third graders, this lesson has learners use technology and multimedia tools to research, explore, and create information about the solar system.
3rd Science 89 Views 145 Downloads
Planet PowerPoint Lesson
Looking for a good, technology-based science instructional activity for your 3rd graders? This instructional activity is worth a look! They will utilize PowerPoint to create a presentation for the class on a planet of their choice. They also use document cameras, a scanner, and perform internet research to gather facts and about their planet.
4th Science 4 Views 24 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
How To Build a Planet From The Inside Out!
High schoolers read about the Spitzer Space Telescope and the technology used to learn about planet composition. They calculate the radius of a planet, the size of a planet, the average density of a planet and the likely core composition of a planet.
9th - 11th Math 8 Views 45 Downloads
What are characteristics of a planet? With this plan, learners investigate the characteristics of the planets in our solar system. They gather research of the nine planets by using the Internet and other research tools. Then they create a model of a planet and present an oral report in small learning groups.
3rd Science 9 Views 171 Downloads
Would You Want to Visit My Planet?
Challenge your class with this lesson on planets in which they create a multimedia presentation. Using a rubric as a guide, learners do research on a particular planet and create a PowerPoint presentation. There is a list of websites to make the research portion of this task easy.
6th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Lab Activity: Model of the Planets
This activity leads the class through the calculations needed to construct circles to represent the planets of our Solar System. The actual values are provided, as are suggested calculations to create the scale diameters. The ten questions that follow ask general questions about the properties and behavior of the planets.
7th - 10th Science 8 Views 111 Downloads
Planets in Our Solar System
Each member of a four-student group takes on a specific aspect of an assigned planet to research. After gathering information, the team works together to create a travel brochure and a presentation intended to convince other classmates to visit their assigned planet.
4th - 8th Science 21 Views 46 Downloads
Describing the Planets
Kids love learning about space! In this short plan, your young Spanish speakers read Los Planetas and talk about the nine planets. By the end, they should be able to name and identify each of the planets and add some descriptive words. Is it a small planet?
3rd - 4th Languages 3 Views 14 Downloads
Introduce Vocabulary: I Am Planet Earth (Marzollo)
Explore the world's beauty with Jean Marzollo's colorful book I Am Planet Earth, the context of a vocabulary study focused on the following in-text words: globe, jungle, paddy, planet, and valley. Discuss the text briefly and introduce the words before reading it aloud.
K - 3rd Language Arts 6 Views 93 Downloads
Characteristics of Inner Planets
Aspiring astronomers assess the inner planets using this handout. They read about the characteristics of each, noting that all four of them have rocky surfaces. Rotation and revolution are introduced, including Venus' retrograde rotation, and the greenhouse effect created by the atmospheres of Venus and Earth are explained.
4th - 8th Science 28 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A Needle in Countless Haystacks: Finding Habitable Worlds
Extraterrestrial life? What makes life possible? What makes a habitable planet? These are the questions explored through this video. Some of the concepts presented include the essentiality of water for life and how its liquid form is not easily found in the universe.
5 mins 4th - 8th Science 16 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
E.T., Are You Out There?
Research the necessary components of a planet that supports life after reading the article "All of a Sudden, The Neighborhood Looks a Lot Friendlier" from The New York Times. After finding their information, middle and high schoolers create short science fiction stories in which they incorporate their research.
6th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 114 Downloads
Reading and Writing About the Solar System
Utilizing the classic Magic School Bus series, young scientists explore the solar system. Some excellent worksheets are included in this plan, such as Planet Roll Call and Solar System in Motion. This is an ambitious 5-day unit that should lead to a much greater understanding of our Solar System for your young scholars.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 61 Views 172 Downloads