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The Toilet Paper Solar System
Explore the solar system with this lesson. Learners create a model of the solar system using toilet paper. With this creative approach, learners create a solar system according to distance and scale parameters, and write down a list of interesting facts about the planets.
6th - 9th Science 18 Views 112 Downloads
Great Planetary Debate
If you could visit one planet, which would it be? Here is a witty way of teaching your astronomers about the solar system! Assign each collaborative group one of the planets or one of the larger moons. They research their assigned planetary body and present it to the class with a closing statement about what makes it the most desirable place to visit.
6th - 10th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Outer Space Circus
Young scholars investigate the concept of other planets and conduct research using a variety of resources. They focus upon a planet and its gravitation, surface, and atmospheric conditions. The lesson plan contains specific steps for the teacher to use.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 1 Download
If the majority of our planet is covered with water, why do we need to bother conserving it? With a thorough and varied investigation into the location and types of water on the earth, learners will gain an understanding of why this resource is so precious.
4th - 8th Science 35 Views 27 Downloads
Ceres and Pluto: Dwarf Planets as a New Way of Thinking about an Old Solar System
Students examine the new categories of planets and how planets were reclassified. In this solar system instructional activity students complete activities using Venn diagrams and images of planets.
5th - 12th Science 14 Views 84 Downloads
The Physics of the Planets: How 16th and 17th Century Physicist Helped Us Understand Our Solar System
Eighth graders draw the paths of the planets in the solar system. In this astronomy lesson, 8th graders calculate speed of objects using distance and time information. They research about the work of scientists in the 16th and 17th century.
8th Science 12 Views 60 Downloads
Planets in Our Solar System
Second graders research climate and landforms on nine planets in our solar system, choose one planet to visit, gather information about their chosen planet's climate and landforms, and "invent" space suit that would enable them to survive on this planet, and vehicle that would allow them to explore planet.
2nd Science 24 Views 69 Downloads
Inner and Outer Planets
Students explore the solar system. In this planets lesson plan, students learn about the other planets in the solar system. They watch a video clip from National Geographic on the solar system, compare and contrast the planets and create a smaller scale model of the planets.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 121 Downloads
Reaching the Planets
Eighth graders create TV commercials about the planets. In this lesson on the planets in our solar system, 8th graders study characteristics of the planets in our local system as well as how TV commercials are made. Students will choose one planet and create a TV commercial about that planet using cameras and computers.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 28 Downloads
Exploring Dwarf Planet Eris
In this planet Eris worksheet, students read about the discovery of this dwarf planet and its characteristics. Students answer 3 questions about the planets, the classification of planets and the definition of planets. Students define 7 terms from the reading about the planet Eris.
8th - 10th Math 13 Views 51 Downloads
From Asteroids to Planets
In this asteroids and planets worksheet, students read about the formation of planets from asteroids. Students solve 6 mathematical problems including finding the rate of growth of a planet, determining the mass of a planet at a given diameter and density and finding the number of years it will take for a given planet to reach a certain diameter.
9th - 12th Math 6 Views 24 Downloads
Modeling Hot and Cold Planets
Students, in teams, design and construct models of two planets, one hot and the other cold, using a variety of materials. They attempt to create the models out of substances that will actually show the greatest temperature differences by either reflecting or absorbing heat from a light source.
7th - 12th Science 7 Views 54 Downloads