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- Cheryl G., Teacher
- Manteno, IL
Space Science Teacher Resources
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Fifth graders inquire about space science by creating an oral report. In this cosmos lesson, 5th graders discuss the mythology behind constellations and their scientific truths. Students create a model based on constellations in the sky and present an oral report regarding one specific constellation they researched.
Discover the science behind astronomy. In this space science lesson plan, students read the book Maria's Comet, which is about a young woman who breaks new ground by becoming a female astronomer. They practice reading comprehension by answering worksheet questions about the book.
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. The final products look fabulous! Excellent websites and worksheets to guide them through the process are embedded in the plan.
Students learn about the planets by creating a MediaBlender travel brochure. In this space science worksheet, students do research on a planet and create an interactive brochure for a visit to this planet. Students include facts about the planet's atmosphere, size, moons and unusual features. Students present their project to the class.
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.
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. This resource provides a list of possible research prompts and activities for groups to complete. After the research is complete, each group prepares and presents a display on their objec
Learners explore space science by participating in a shadow experiment. In this sky observation instructional activity, students identify how the sun creates different sized shadows by moving across the horizon. Learners utilize yard sticks, markers, cardboard and stones to measure the difference in shadows over the course of a day.