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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.
Students study the Solar System through a variety of experiments. In this space science instructional activity, 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. Students complete an experiment to learn about the causes of day and night.
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. Students make a chart of the planets and their descriptions. Students sing a planet song. Students write a letter about their favorite planet and construct a planet diagram.
Explore space science by reading a non-fiction book in class. Pupils read the book Science All Around and discuss the technical aspects of scientific investigation, particularly space exploration. Then they define a list of scientific vocabulary terms and answer study questions.
Student locate the coral reefs of the world; read, collect, and organize information from an online resource; summarize and restate nonfiction text in a meaningful way; work with a partner to create a product; analyze nonfiction text in order to extrapolate answers; and compare estimated answers with actual answers.