Planets Teacher Resources
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Scale Model of the Solar System
Lead your class through the procedure to create a scale model of the solar system. This resource reinforces concepts of scale and the mathematics involved, as well as the planets. Attach paperclips and staples to index cards to show the size of planets; demonstrate their respective distances by placing those cards along a hallway.
7th - 10th Science 4 Views 53 Downloads
Students investigate the planets in our solar system. They conduct research using a variety of resources in order for students to make cognitive connections with the demonstrations made by the teacher. Students discover how to recognize the planets in the night sky, and how planets and stars differ from each other.
3rd - 5th Science 9 Views 42 Downloads
Students complete an in-depth study of the known planets in the solar system. As a class, students identify the planets that are known in the universe, in the night sky. They explain the differences between planets and stars and the prograde and retrograde motion of the planets.
3rd - 5th Science 13 Views 35 Downloads
The Planets in Our Solar System
Students gain knowledge about earth and space science by studying the nine planets in the solar system as well as their key characteristics. In this solar system lesson plan, students identify the nine planets. Students work in groups to complete a planet and description matching game.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 59 Views 163 Downloads
New Review Solar System Book
Young astronomers travel through the solar system in the pages of this printable book. With clear pictures and simple sentence structure, this is a perfect resource for exploring the planets in the early elementary grade levels.
6 mins Pre-K - 2nd Science 5 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Little Prince Planet, Part 2
Let's continue the fun with art and literacy in Part Two of the two-part lesson on symbolism and the story, The Little Prince. The class continues their discussion of symbolism in literature and art, as they paint the paper mache world they've created.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 13 Downloads
Organic Molecules Detected on Distant Planet!
Here is a planet worksheet in which learners read about organic molecules detected through spectral lines of the planet Osiris. They calculate the mass, the volume and the densities of common ingredients for planets including Osiris and Jupiter.
7th - 9th Science 9 Views 56 Downloads
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K - 12th Science 6 Views 0 Downloads
An amazing information-packed lesson plan allows your space scientists to crash a virtual comet into Jupiter and learn how the angle, distance, speed, and mass influence the outcome. Click on "Back to the Lesson" to access the interactive website.
5th - 9th Science 7 Views 14 Downloads
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Mars Opposition Dance
Your class will watch as one child orbits the sun as Earth, while another orbits as Mars. If the timing is right, they will see the repetitive dance between the two planets and discover how often they are opposite from each other. For high schoolers, follow this activity by having them apply Newton's universal law of gravitation to compute their motions mathematically.
3rd - 8th Science 15 Views 15 Downloads
Changing Planet: Sea Levels Rising
Begin by showing a six-minute video, Changing Planet: Rising Sea Level as an anticipatory set. Pupils draw a topographic map of a potato continent. Finally, they will visit NOAA's sea levels online map and NASA's carbon dioxide concentration, arctic sea ice, and global surface temperature data.
6th - 12th Science 7 Views 22 Downloads
Changing Planet: Fading Corals
Show the six-minute video, "Changing Planet: Fading Corals," and then demonstrate how calcium carbonate forms a precipitate in the presence of carbon dioxide. Separate your scientists into small groups to gather information about coral communities and introduce them to the real life date found in ReefGIS.
6th - 9th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
New Review Which Plant Is Which?
Learn about dichotomous keys, plant identification, and how to care for the planet with a activity that includes several hands-on and innovative activities. Kids go on a plant scavenger hunt and classify the plants that they find before researching one specific plant, and designing a Most Wanted poster for it.
5th Science 12 Views 8 Downloads
To Half or Half Not
Here is an outstanding lesson to help your charges identify equivalent fractions that represent one-half. Mathematicians engage in activity where they try to outsmart an alien from the planet of Fractional who is coming to their classroom to take one-half of their candy.
1st - 4th Math 24 Views 327 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable