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Earth Science Astronomy Unit: Seasons on Earth
Eighth graders describe how the Earth's position causes seasonal changes. In this astronomy lesson, 8th graders explain how solar radiation varies depending on the season. They create a collage or poster on each of the Earth's four seasons.
8th Science 5 Views 51 Downloads
Introduction to Earth Sun Relationships Incorporating P.E.
Third graders investigate space science by performing physical activities. In this solar system lesson, 3rd graders perform a relay activitiy with their class in which they race between different "planets". Students define space science vocabulary prior to the activity.
3rd Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Students explore space science by utilizing education software. In this moon cycles lesson, students discuss the importance of the moon and the different phases we observe from earth. Students demonstrate the earth's orbit by creating a diagram and utilizing SMART board software.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Students explore space science by completing a solar system identification worksheet. In this planets instructional activity, students discuss the different planets in our star system and identify their traits. Students complete an orbital system worksheet and define a list of vocabulary terms.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Make a Sundial
Students explore space science by conducting a sun experiment in class. In this time telling lesson, students discuss how the sun sits in our sky at exact times each day and how astronomy is based on our perspective of the solar system. Students utilize paper plates, drinking straws, chalk and scissors to create a sundial in class.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 11 Downloads
Sky 2: Shadows
Students explore space science by participating in a shadow experiment. In this sky observation lesson, students identify how the sun creates different sized shadows by moving across the horizon. Students utilize yard sticks, markers, cardboard and stones to measure the difference in shadows over the course of a day.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 21 Downloads
Learners explore rational numbers by analyzing space science. In this scientific notation lesson, students examine a map of the solar system and identify the distances between each planet and our Sun. Learners utilize scientific notation to abbreviate the large numbers describing the distances.
6th - 9th Math 6 Views 21 Downloads
Summer Sky Tour
Students explore space science by participating in a constellation identification activity. In this astronomy lesson, students view star charts based on the different seasons and define a list of astronomy related terms. Students practice identifying star patterns at night from their homes.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads