Space Science Teacher Resources
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Torrents, Droughts, and Twisters - Oh My!
What is causing the extreme weather happening around the planet? Middle and high schoolers read about climate change as a possible link to such phenomena. Then they form groups to discuss and research one of the types of weather events. They present their findings to the rest of the class and then rank how confident scientists seem to be about the links.
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
Space Pioneers: Major People Involved in Space Exploration
Students explore space science by researching the people involved with it. For 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
Getting to Know Saturn: Moons, Rings, and Relationships
Young scholars identify the different objects that orbit Saturn. In this space science instructional activity, students plot the graph of orbital speed and distance. They explain why planets and asteroids remain in orbit around the sun.
7th - 8th Science
Flight of the Future/Space Flight
Young scholars 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. Young scholars utilize graph paper to create a space related crossword puzzle using space science vocabulary.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Getting to Know Saturn: The Saturn System
Students compare and contrast Earth and Saturn's planet features. In 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
An Explorative Journey Through the Solar System
Young scholars explore space science by creating a planetary model in class. In this solar system lesson, students identify the many planets and moons that make up the solar system and decide on one entity in which to research. Young scholars create a construction model based on a specific planet and answer study questions about their topic.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Stars in the Sky
Students inspect space science by creating an illustration. In this star identification lesson, students listen to a reading of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and complete an astronomy worksheet. Students utilize glitter and black paper to create an image which replicates the night sky.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts