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Systems of Equations in Space Science
In this system of equations worksheet, 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 24 Downloads
Can You Hear a Tree Fall in Space?
How does sound travel in space? Fifth graders investigate this question with a science activity, in which they research the properties of sound. Schedule a lab visit for individual Internet research, or include the activity after you have taught a lesson on how sound travels in space.
4th - 6th Science 13 Views 16 Downloads
Good Old Earth Materials
Students investigate different types of building structures and how they are able to stand up to earthquakes. Through comparison they determine which buildings are better able to handle earthquakes than others. They create a building, based on specific parameters, out of material assigned to them.
K - 4th Science 17 Views 75 Downloads
Young scholars identify how technology aids scientists in their research. Through discussion, they explain the various ways scientists use Aerogel to aid in their collection of high-speed particles. Through experimentation, students create their own version of Aerogel using gelatin and test its ability to trap and sustain particles.
7th - 12th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Galaxy Hunter - A Cosmic Photo Safari
Space science stars journey through our night sky and take virtual photos of galaxies to investigate simple random samples. Higher math is used to analyze the data collected. Copy the evaluation/assessment questions onto a handout for learners to answer as they work though the interactive component.
10th - 12th Science 8 Views 23 Downloads
Sun and Weather
How is the Earth's weather created? Middle schoolers will explain how the Sun's energy is transformed into different forms. They will perform mathematical calculations of volume, mass, and temperature. They they will explain the different factors influencing the Earth's weather.
6th - 8th Science 36 Views 320 Downloads
Voyage: A Journey Through Our Solar System
Thoroughly written, this plan walks you through every detail of having your high school astronomers design scale models of the solar system. Complete instructions on building to scale, lesson procedures, and associated worksheets are all included.
8th - 12th Science 15 Views 98 Downloads
Manned vs. Unmanned Space Exploration
Space science superstars examine two data tables: one detailing manned space missions and one with unmanned missions. Seven tasks compare the two types of space exploration. This fascinating information is a great introduction to any unit on outer space.
5th - 8th Science 41 Views 143 Downloads
Young scholars investigate the concept of the constellations using many different resources to find information. Then students use the information in order to construct models of the constellations that show the magnitude of their size and brightness.
3rd - 6th Science 16 Views 111 Downloads
The Story of the Solar System
There is more to the solar system than the typical study of the sun and planets. Launch a study of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets by watching the video The Story of the Solar System, available for purchase through this resource on the Discovery Education website.
3rd - 6th Science 76 Views 541 Downloads
When You Look Up to the Moon
Elementary learners explore space science by reading a book in class. Either as a class or in small groups, read When You Look Up at the Moon. Next, pupils discuss what they know about the moon and the importance of the moon's gravity to earth.
1st - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 74 Downloads
Make a Sundial
Students explore space science by conducting a sun experiment in class. In this time telling lesson, students discuss how the sun sits in our sky at exact times each day and how astronomy is based on our perspective of the solar system. Students utilize paper plates, drinking straws, chalk and scissors to create a sundial in class.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 12 Downloads
Students explore the different parts of the Cassini spacecraft. In this space science lesson, students create a model of the spacecraft using food products. They compare and contrast their model with the real one and evaluate its limitations.
2nd - 5th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
A Day in Space
Young scholars 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. Young scholars complete an experiment to study space food and complete a disorientation maze to learn about microgravity.
5th - 7th Science 5 Views 22 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 14 Views 33 Downloads