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Online interactive quizzes are great for promoting self-driven learning. This one contains 23 multiple choice questions about presocratic philosophers.  Scholars may submit their answers to be scored. Note: This philosophy quiz may be better suited toward college students.
Geared toward middle school learners, this 36-page series of exercises includes deducing definitions from context, sequencing, making inferences and predictions, scanning, reading non-verbal materials, and more! It is well constructed, includes answer keys by section, and expresses the overall message of acceptance of differences and diversity. This resource could be used incrementally or for approximately one week of class. Note: There is a Bible  quote on the first page that you may choose to alter before distribution.
Students compare and contrast images of the sun taken at different times and viewed at different scales. They record their observations in a journal and create a graphic organizer to help analyze their observations.
Students practice detailed reading and study holiday vocabulary. They practice comparatives and superlatives.
Students describe the phases of the moon and play a game with moon phase cards.
Sixth graders are introduced to the correct terminology for the phases of the moon and arrange picture cards in the correct order. They use flashlights and Styrofoam balls to illustrate the phases of the moon. They write science journal entries.
Students investigate the cycles of the moon through an in class experiment.  In this lunar instructional activity, students utilize a tennis ball and their own head to simulate the moon and Earth and create moon phases by observing the tennis ball from different angles.  Students create a simulation of the sun as well, using flashlights in a dark cardboard box while bouncing light off of a Styrofoam ball.
Learners explain the main events in Benjamin Banneker's life and his contributions to society. They gain an appreciation for Benjamin Banneker's inventive ability to reproduce a clock as well as his determination in teaching himself astronomy.
Students research the multicultural stories and artistic representations of the Sun, Moon, and stars. In this multicultural space lesson, students discuss the symbols and stories for the sun in various cultures. Students construct a stained glass Sun symbol and design symbols of their own. Students write their own legends. Students read the folktale How Coyote Arranged the Night Sky and assemble a story box for the story.
Students investigate society by completing worksheets and taking a quiz. In this sociology lesson, students read assigned texts and answer worksheet questions about everything from drugs in our community to religion in the United States. Students compare their work to an answer key and take a quiz at the end of the lesson.
Young scholars examine why Einstein rescinded his German citizenship when he was a teenager. They examine what aspects of German life did Einstein disagree with in his early years.
Fourth graders retell Popol Vuh story in sequence, making parallels between Popol Vuh and food chain, demonstrate intermediate skill in use of basic tools and artmaking process while using Codex to communicate ideas from story, perform improvisational theatrical game, and create machine that shows how food chain works. Four lessons on one page.
Students examine two conflicting writings on solar eclipse that occurred on Black Monday and discuss them in the context of Shakespeare's King Lear. For this Shakespeare lesson, students discuss astrology and read the speeches made in Act 1 of King Lear. Students discuss their views and read about Black Monday. Students discuss whether the characters believed in astrology and predict what happens to both characters as the plot develops.
Students explore properties of tangent lines.  For this properties of tangent lines lesson, students discuss the perpendicular relationship between a tangent line on a circle and the circle's radius.  Students use that relationship to determine unknown distances.
In this trivia learning exercise, 4th graders answer 62 trivia-style questions on small cards (22 to a page, ready to be cut out)  covering all topics, with answers printed upside down on each card.
In this earth science worksheet, students use the clues given at the bottom of the sheet to complete the crossword puzzle on tides, eclipses, day and night, and the seasons of the year. There are 17 clues to solve in the puzzle.
In this guided viewing worksheet, students answer a set of 33 questions while viewing the film, "Heavens Above." The movie is episode 3 of the Solar empire series. 
Learners explore the Earth's only natural sattelite, the moon. They view a demonstration using tennis balls of the waxing crescent moon, waxing gibbous moon and a lunar eclipse.
In this space vocabulary worksheet, students learn information about Saturn and a comet by reading the information. Students fill in the missing letters to complete the words and enhance their reading comprehension and literacy skills.
Seventh graders have a chance to actively see each phase of the moon and make connections to what they see in the sky when you show how the moon goes through each of the phases.

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