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Black Holes: The Ultimate Abyss
Students compare and contrast the characteristics of the three different types of black holes. For this space science lesson, students research black hole's lifetime, location and evidence of existence. They present their findings to class.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 3 Downloads
Discovering Saturn, The Real "Lord of the Rings"
Reading, writing, and rings! A lesson from NASA combines space science with authentic reading and writing tasks. Included in this lesson are pre-reading activities, four mini informational booklets on Saturn, a structured note-taking guide, and an authentic final writing assessment.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 384 Downloads
Mission to Mars: The Journey Begins
Students take a trip through space. In this space science instructional activity, students travel on a simulated mission to a space station. Students write a script and perform a play based on the pretend trip.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
A Day in Space
Students complete activities to investigate micro-gravity. In this space science lesson, students establish where the ISS is in location to the Earth and Moon using a model. Students complete an experiment to study space food and complete a disorientation maze to learn about microgravity.
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
Harold's New Solar System
Students study the Solar System through a variety of experiments. In this space science lesson, students complete various activities to learn about the Solar System. Students use an apple to learn about Earth's layers, and eggs to understand the Earth's composition.
2nd - 4th Science 5 Views 27 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, students identify the nine planets. Students work in groups to complete a planet and description matching game.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 45 Views 154 Downloads
People of the Cassini Team
Students discuss the job qualifications of a team member for a space mission. In this space science instructional activity, students select a mentor from the Cassini team members and explain the reason for their selection. They assess the importance of space missions to other planets.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 18 Downloads
NASA Plans Moon Base
Students react to statements about the moon, then read a news article about NASA's plans to build a permanent base on the moon. In this space science and current events instructional activity, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and a vocabulary activity, then students read the news piece and participate in a think-pair-share discussion.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 26 Views 120 Downloads
Systems of Equations in Space Science
In this system of equations learning exercise, students solve 2 problems by creating a system of equations for each problem in order to determine the average intensity of flares from the sun and the average power from a satellite transponder.
9th - 12th Math 4 Views 23 Downloads
Space Science: Adventure is Waiting
These full-color handouts feature two activities. The first is a reading on comets, meteors, and meteoroids. Your space science learners will examine ten phrases and determine which of the three each characterizes. The second activity involves a Web Quest in which participants visit websites about black holes, gravity, and the use of robots in space exploration.
4th - 6th Science 5 Views 49 Downloads
Flight's Contributions to the Study of Earth and Space Sciences
Eleventh graders watch a NASA film about the history of flight. They discuss a quotation by Sir Isaac Newton: "If I have seen further, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants." Students choose, or are assigned, the name of a person who contributed to flight research.
11th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads