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Life on Mars: Science Fact or Science Fiction?
Using NASA's planet fact sheets, collaborative groups discuss what the basic needs are for a human to survive, and how likely he would be to survive on another planet. Assign each group a different planet and have them compare its statistics to those of Earth.
6th - 10th Science 48 Views 91 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Tour of the Solar System
Learners engage in science, math, and language activities as they do research on the components of the solar system. The class begins with some anticipatory activities and discussions before it is divided into small groups to conduct research on one specific space object such as a planet, the moon or comets.
6th Language Arts 25 Views 130 Downloads
Living in Space
Students explore space science by viewing a video in class. In this astronaut lesson, students identify the living habits of astronauts by researching the NASA website and observing a space science video in class. Students participate in a space exploration discussion and decide if they would like to be astronauts.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 33 Downloads
Space Pioneers: Major People Involved in Space Exploration
Students explore space science by researching the people involved with it. In this famous explorers lesson, students identify the first people to reach space such as John Glen, Buzz Aldrin and Alan Shephard. Students complete a space science quiz and view a PowerPoint presentation about space exploration.
3rd - 8th Math 12 Views 60 Downloads
Getting to Know Saturn: Moons, Rings, and Relationships
Young scholars identify the different objects that orbit Saturn. In this space science lesson plan, students plot the graph of orbital speed and distance. They explain why planets and asteroids remain in orbit around the sun.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
Flight of the Future/Space Flight
Students explore space science by viewing videos on YouTube. In this moon landing lesson, students view clips of Neil Armstrong taking his first step on the moon and discuss the space race between the U.S. and Russia. Students utilize graph paper to create a space related crossword puzzle using space science vocabulary.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
Solar System Science Journal
The creation of an online science journal is the focus of this excellent lesson. Fifth graders utilize PowerPoint, and digital kits in order to create their journals. The journals include a space science word, its definition, the word used in a sentence, and an accompanying image.
5th Science 4 Views 10 Downloads
Understanding Space Travel
Students study the unique environment of the moon and Mars. In this space science lesson, students design a city located in the outer space. They create a computer aided design, models or drawings of their cities and share them with the class.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 31 Downloads
Science All Around
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.
3rd - 6th Math 6 Views 70 Downloads
Reading and Writing about the Solar System
A superb interdisciplinary approach highlights this lesson which incorporates space science knowledge and narrative skills. After reading The Magic School Bus, two excellent poems, and watching a video, all about our solar system, young scholars write about their favorite planet and why they like it.
K - 2nd Science 12 Views 457 Downloads
Students identify the challenges encountered by astronauts in operating a planetary rover. In this space science lesson, students create a rover using their team members. They follow a command sequence from the driver and navigate through the obstacles.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
Getting to Know Saturn: The Saturn System
Students compare and contrast Earth and Saturn's planet features. For this space science lesson, students draw a diagram of the solar system and identify the different components. They complete a Saturn system scavenger hunt and Venn diagram after the activity.
7th - 8th Science 7 Views 45 Downloads