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A Matter of Timing
In this orbital period worksheet, students solve 2 problems about satellites and their orbits. They determine how many days it takes for two satellites to be in "opposition", they find the least common factor between their orbit periods and they draw concentric circles of their orbits.
7th - 9th Math 3 Views 6 Downloads
Have and Have-Not
Is there a correlation between a country's wealth and the extent of its ecological footprint? What exactly constitutes an ecological footprint, and how does one country stack up against the rest? This is a unique activity to incorporate into Earth Day activities or an environmental science class.
7th - 9th Math 24 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Our Super Star
Young scholars observe that the Sun appears to move in predictable patterns and determine how the Earth's rotation cause night and day. They design solar cookers and prepare s'mores with their creations. Students also create models of the solar sytems using Styrofoam balls.
K - 5th Science 23 Views 115 Downloads
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
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
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