Space Science Teacher Resources
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Visual Arts- Planetary Travel Brochure
Learners research the planets and create a "travel brochure." In this space science lesson, students read the book Magic School Bus: Lost in Space and identify various properties of each planet. Learners create a brochure for a specific planet.
5th - 7th English Language Arts
Reflect on this Mote of Dust
Students explore space science by analyzing a speech by Carl Sagan. In this cosmos lesson, students view an online video of a speck of a "pale blue dot" in the distance of space which turns out to be Earth. Students write an essay reflecting on the information and scientific insight into Sagan's words.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Impact Craters: Holes in the Ground!
Students simulate crater formation through a lab activity. In this space science instructional activity, students calculate how much energy is transferred during meteorite impact. They identify different factors affecting the size and depth of craters formed.
6th - 8th Science
Night Sky Observation
Students explore space science by completing an observational worksheet. For this astronomy lesson, students view several worksheets in which students identify minor changes between separate images in preparation for real star observation. Students examine the night sky for homework and complete a similar worksheet identifying the real changes in the sky.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Making Models of the Solar System
Students discover our Solar System by creating miniature models. In this space science lesson, students utilize a clothesline, construction paper and clothespins to recreate the solar system within their classroom. Students create a drawing of the Solar System they can bring home and study.
K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts
Our Sky Clock
Students explore space science by completing a worksheet in class. In this astronomy instructional activity, students discuss and identify star patterns in the night sky and relate these patterns to the approximate time they appear. Students complete an astronomy worksheet based on telling time from star formations.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Galileo: Revealing the Universe
To gain an understanding of the significance of Galileo Galilei's revolutionary ideas, class members watch the short video "Stargazing Before Galileo," and conduct a close reading of Galileo's Sidereal Messsenger. They then compare Galileo's observations of the Pleiades Group and conclusions with those images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and the observations made about them in the NASA news story.
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Flight's Contributions to the Study of Earth and Space Sciences
Eleventh graders watch a NASA film about the history of flight. They discuss a quotation by Sir Isaac Newton: "If I have seen further, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants." Students choose, or are assigned, the name of a person who contributed to flight research.