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Technology for Studying Comets
Students design an Aerogel model to capture clay particles. In this space science instructional activity, students discover what happens to comets as they hit a surface. They explain how the Aerogel technology would help scientists study comets better.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Space: A Dangerous Place
Students watch a presentation to learn about space exploration. In this space flight lesson, students use a distance model to study space in relation to Earth. Students read an article from NASA about humans in space. Students complete an activity to study human exploration versus robotic exploration.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 18 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 69 Views 532 Downloads
Blast Off to the Final Frontier!
Students explore outer space. In this space science instructional activity, students read The Jigaree, Why the Sun and the Moon are in the Sky, and The Moon was the Best. Students then complete space-related, hands-on activities for each of the space-themed stories.
K Science 3 Views 20 Downloads
Space Exploration to Find Habitable Planets
Students explore space science by reviewing scientific vocabulary terms. In this planet identification lesson plan, students identify the nine planets in our solar system and discuss which ones could potentially harbor life at some point. Students complete several space worksheets based on hospitable conditions and essential elements for life.
5th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 184 Downloads
Shine On, Moon
Students explore space science by conducting an experiment in class. In this Moon lesson, students define a list of space science vocabulary and read the book The Moon. Students utilize shoeboxes and string to conduct a sunlight experiment and complete a worksheet.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Adopt a Planet Math
Students practice using math skills by investigating our solar system. In this space science lesson, students research a specific planet of our solar system and take extensive notes. Students write a paper about their planet and practice graphing and charting the planet's location using math.
9th - 10th Math 4 Views 5 Downloads
Meteor, Meteoroid, Meteorite: What's the Difference?
Students explore the difference between a meteor, meteorite and meteoroid. In this space science lesson, students first read information about these space bodies. Students make Comet Cookies and use them to model a meteor shower with a lamp as the sun.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Fourth graders complete activities to study the use of telescopes to study space science. In this space science lesson, 4th graders study pictures of the Earth, Moon, and stars. Students make their own telescopes out of a paper roll and observe the sky.
4th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Distance in Space
Sixth graders explore space science by measuring distances between planets. In this solar system lesson, 6th graders view a Bill Nye video and discover the conversion between the metric system and imperial measuring systems. Students write journal entries and complete worksheets based on the distance of each planet to the sun.
6th Math 5 Views 16 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 73 Downloads
Shadows in the Sky
Third graders explore space science by conducting a class experiment. In this solar system lesson, 3rd graders read assigned text which describes how the Earth and other planets revolve around the sun. Utilize a digital camera, measuring tape, chalk and their science journals to conduct a sun observation experiment in class.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Preschool Lesson Plan: Moon and Stars
Students explore space science by reading night sky related stories. For this astronomy lesson, students read the book One Round Moon and a Star for Me and other space science books. Students create cookies shaped like the stars and moon before creating visual art of a night sky with construction paper.
Pre-K Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 55 Downloads