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Making Models of the Solar System
Young scholars make several models of the solar system to learn the positions of the planets in the solar system as well as relative distances and sizes. Creation of these models will help them identify the planets by size, shape, color, features, and position in the solar system.
1st - 5th Math 51 Views 281 Downloads
Great Circle Lesson
Guide your class in this computer-based activity to explore Earth's spherical geometry and the concept of the Great Circle. Map projections and relative distances between places on Earth's surface are used to facilitate spatial and aspatial queries.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 12 Views 35 Downloads
New Review Earth, Earth’s Moon, Mars Balloons
Very specific diameters are given for blowing up three different balloons to represent, in scale, the moon, Earth, and Mars. In groups of three, amateur astronomers explore scale measurements and distance in space.
K - 8th Science 8 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Understanding Distance in Space
Pupils discover the vocabulary used for distances in space and review measurement units and instruments before creating a scale model of the planets. They determine how to calculate the relative distances between the planets using a scale distance then display the distances by creating a model.
7th - 8th Science 8 Views 32 Downloads
Stellar Distance Using Parallax
As a follow up to the Kahn Academy video on parallax, this video focuses on parallax as it relates to astronomical distance. Sal uses cardinal directions and the seasons to orient students in the proverbial night sky. After providing a context he connects parallax to the trigonometric equations necessary to determine a stellar distance.
12 mins 11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Toilet Paper Solar System
Students classify the planets in the solar system, study planetary objects, and measure the relative distance between planets. In this solar system lesson plan, students use toilet paper to complete a scale model of the distance between the planets in the solar system.
5th - 9th Science 5 Views 31 Downloads
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
Interpreting Distance–Time Graphs
Pre-algebra protégés critique a graph depicting Tom's trip to the bus stop. They work together to match descriptive cards to distance-time graph cards and data table cards, all of which are provided for you so you can make copies for your class.
7th - 9th Math 18 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Planets in Proportion
Students apply estimation strategies and proportional reasoning to determine a scale comparing the planetary bodies to Earth. They convert measurements of time and distance using scientific notation. Both the metric and customary units will be applied.
6th - 12th Science 6 Views 47 Downloads
Speed Investigation and Lab
Students work with Vernier real-time data collection probes. In this data collection lesson, students conduct time and distance experiments while collecting data and calculating averages. They use Vernier CBR probes and apply the appropriate formulas to investigate speed, acceleration, weight, and mass.
8th - 10th Science 3 Views 40 Downloads
Scale Model of Our Nearest Stars
Sixth graders calculate a light day, light hour, and light minute from the standard of a light year. After establishing the distances, a one meter scale is created to demonstrate the distance between the sun and the planets of our solar system.
6th Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
What Orbital Dynamic Variables Are Responsible For Earth's Weather?
Students construct an Earth/Sun model of planet revolution that incorporates the orbital geometry concepts. They record Earth/Sun relative distance and Sun nadir observations acquired from model simulation of Earth's relative position and geometry at each solstice and equinox.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 45 Downloads
Solar System Hall Model
Not novel, but fun, this lesson plan gets your space science learners to model the size of the planets and the solar system along your school's hallway. Scaled measurements as well as actual distances are provided for both planet diameters and distances between them.
6th - 8th Science 7 Views 41 Downloads