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Scale Model of the Solar System
Young scientists gain a better understanding of space, the solar system and its vastness by creating a scale model. Students first need to calculate the distance between each of the nine planets according to the size of their scale. This can be done using calculators and a conversion chart, however a conversion chart is not included in this resource.
6th Science 11 Views 91 Downloads
The Solar System
Students explore the Solar System. In this cross-curriculum space lesson, students identify the planets, name them in order according to distance from the sun, and describe major characteristics of each planet. Students research one planet and prepare an advertisement poster featuring the planet as a vacation destination.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 109 Downloads
Solar System Differentiation
Young scholars explore the solar system. For this solar system science lesson, students choose 3 out of 12 centers to visit, each of which contains an activity related to the planets. The station activities are designed to address multiple intelligences as described by Howard Gardner, such as verbal-linguistic, visual-spatial, logical-mathematical, and musical.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 91 Downloads
Getting to Know Saturn: The Saturn System
Students compare and contrast Earth and Saturn's planet features. For this space science lesson, students draw a diagram of the solar system and identify the different components. They complete a Saturn system scavenger hunt and Venn diagram after the activity.
7th - 8th Science 7 Views 45 Downloads
WebQuest Solar System Colonization Project 2000
Sixth graders investigate the livability of different planets in the universe by researching and organizing information from a number of sources in this unit project. They decide on a location for a space station which they support in an multimedia presentation.
6th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
You Are Here
Students determine the relative size and distance of the planets in the solar system. They use ratios in their mathematical calculations to make models of the planets after discussing the relative sizes of the planets. They keep a science journal of the activities.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 36 Downloads
Reading and Writing about the Solar System
Students research the planets in the solar system and write about a selected planet. They listen to the book "The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System" and watch the video "The Magic School Bus: Gets Lost in Space." Students explore the Magic School Bus website, and write about their favorite planet in the form of a poem.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 19 Views 85 Downloads
Visual Arts- Planetary Travel Brochure
Students research the planets and create a "travel brochure." In this space science lesson, students read the book Magic School Bus: Lost in Space and identify various properties of each planet. Students create a brochure for a specific planet.
5th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 27 Downloads
Sky Quest: Exploring the Constellations
Students examine constellations and planets through completing various activities. Students work individually and in groups to create drawings based on stars, compare and contrast the night sky with and without a telescope and learn vocabulary associated with space.
3rd - 8th Science 18 Views 222 Downloads
Soaring Through the Solar System
Students identify the planets in our solar system and characteristics of each planet. In this planets lesson, students create a booklet about the planets in the solar system with facts from a PowerPoint presentation. The PowerPoint and booklet are included with this lesson.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 47 Downloads
Students work in groups to create the planets of the solar system. In this planets instructional activity, students create a hanging solar system taking into account the size, shape and position of the planets. Students discuss the gravity on each planet as well as other discussion questions.
K - 4th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
There's No Place Like Home
Have your class compare and contrast the characteristics of the planets. First, they label a diagram of the Earth. Then, they identify the characteristics of other planets. Finally, they compare the planets, and share which would be the best to colonize.
6th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Any two things can be compared and contrasted. Here, pupils will compare and contrast how the Earth and Sun were perceived by Galileo and Copernicus to how we perceive them today. They take into account: motion, the moon, changes, technological advance, and neighboring planets.
5th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Asteroids Between Mars and the Sun
In this asteroids of the solar system worksheet, students observe a diagram showing all the minor planets found in the orbit of Mars. Students answer 4 questions about the minor planets inside the orbit of other planets, they find the scale of the given diagram, and they determine the number of asteroids that crossed the Earth's orbit on a given data.
8th - 10th Math 10 Views 53 Downloads
Reading and Writing about the Solar System
A superb interdisciplinary approach highlights this lesson which incorporates space science knowledge and narrative skills. After reading The Magic School Bus, two excellent poems, and watching a video, all about our solar system, young scholars write about their favorite planet and why they like it.
K - 2nd Science 12 Views 457 Downloads