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Learners observe different substances under the microscope. In this space science lesson, students identify the different features of SEM images. They formulate a conclusion about the images of Mars meteorites.
Students explain the difference between regolith formation on Earth and the Moon. In this space science lesson, students model the different factors affecting regolith formation on Earth. They identify the different types of weathering.
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.
Students watch a presentation to learn about space exploration. In this space flight instructional activity, 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.
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. Then break the class into small groups to research celestial objects. Group members create posters that include illustrations and interesting facts, and prepare a presentation for the class about their object. This plan contains some interesting ideas that may be useful even without the paid video.
In these space science worksheets, students study the pairs of similar items and circle the ones they would take into space. Students then study the diagram of the planets and match the clues to the planets.
Students explore outer space. In this space science lesson, 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.
In this space science worksheet, students read about the space shuttle mission and answer 6 short answer questions about life of astronauts in space stations.
Learners explore space science by reviewing scientific vocabulary terms. In this planet identification lesson, students identify the nine planets in our solar system and discuss which ones could potentially harbor life at some point. Learners complete several space worksheets based on hospitable conditions and essential elements for life.
For this space science worksheet, students solve 7 problems related to black hole space and time. They answer questions related to the spacetime dimension.
Young scholars explore space science by conducting an experiment in class. In this Moon instructional activity, students define a list of space science vocabulary and read the book The Moon. Young scholars utilize shoeboxes and string to conduct a sunlight experiment and complete a worksheet.
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.
Students explore the difference between a meteor, meteorite and meteoroid. In this space science lesson plan, 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. Students complete meteor math problems and plan a meteor watching party.
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. Students complete a Venn Diagram about their observations and use Google Earth to find their home using a telescope. Students write a summary about using a telescope.
In this space science worksheet, students find the words that are related to the objects of space and the answers are found by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
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.
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. Additionally, they define space science vocabulary terms and answer study questions.
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.
Students explore space science by reading night sky related stories. In 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.
Students explore science topics by participating in a lesson plan ending activity. In this science experiment lesson plan, students conduct different experiments and activities based on each of their science lessons over the course of the year. Students explore space science, botany and biology by utlizing math skills, telescopes and snack food at each station.

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