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In this movie worksheet, students fill in blanks, completing a set of 50 statements based on the movie, "The Planets." A reference web site is given for additional activities.
Second graders read THe Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System. In this language arts and science instructional activity, 2nd graders explore the four inner planets. Students view the inner planets using Google Earth.
Students complete a web-based activity to study the planets and solar system. Students complete a number of activities including a slide show that depict the true facts about planets.
Pupils practice locomotor patterns already introduced while reinforcing facts about each planet.
In this planets worksheet, students read about how our solar system's planets were discovered and how scientist believe there might be a tenth planet. After reading, students complete 4 short answer questions.
In this finding the circumference of planets worksheet, 5th graders use a calculator to find the circumference of the Earth, then complete a table for other planets.
High schoolers plot and analyze NASA data to determine the period of an invisible planet orbiting a wobbling star. They explore the motion of a two-body system around a center of mass to better explain how extra-solar planets are discovered.
Students observe the outer planets. In this science lesson plan, students use a telescope locate the outer planets of the solar system. Students create a video of their observations.
Middle schoolers research characteristics of the planets and record their findings on Planet Web worksheet. They create fold paper to create a foldable booklet to display the information they discover about the planets.
Students create a booklet about the inner planets after researching the characteristics of each planet. Students research the following items for each planet: moons, size, rotation, orbit, atmosphere, an interesting fact. Their final product is a foldable booklet about their planet.
Pupils practice using math skills by investigating our solar system. In this space science lesson, students research a specific planet of our solar system and take extensive notes. Pupils write a paper about their planet and practice graphing and charting the planet's location using math.
Focusing on gravity, this activity explores the relative weight of objects on Earth to those on other planets. Learners create a spreadsheet to record results, research relative weights on other planets, and create a graph to share their findings.
Students discover that astronomy is a branch of science that includes the study of planets, stars, and constellations.
Students, in gorups, develop a Bill of rRghts for a newly discovered planet. They give the planet a name and they decide upon ten human rights they think are the most important. Then they compare their list with the lists of other groups to decide on the most important ones. They compare their lists to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Students explore their weight on other planets. In this science instructional activity, students view a presentation about the other planets and complete a worksheet in which they make predictions about their weight on the moon and other planets.
Students explore the concept of social justice. In this human rights lesson, students use negotiation skills to establish colony rights on a new planet.
Fifth graders build models of the solar system. In this solar system instructional activity, 5th graders create a model of the solar system including all the planets, the Sun and our moon. The students are challenged to create the model to scale.
Students discover the meaning of tier two vocabulary words. In this vocabulary lesson, students read I Am Planet Earth, listening for 3 pre-select tier two vocabulary words. Words are defined by the teacher and students practice recognizing meaning and correct usage.
Students examine Anna Halprin's philosophies and choreography and perform one of her Planet Dances. They find a site that inspires them to create a dance based on the environment's design, levels, textures, and atmosphere.
Young scholars create scale models of the planets out of clay and compare them to the real planets.