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- Cheryl G., Teacher
- Manteno, IL
Space Science Teacher Resources
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Students react to statements about the moon, then read a news article about NASA's plans to build a permanent base on the moon. For this space science and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and a vocabulary activity, then students read the news piece and participate in a think-pair-share discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
First graders explore space science by completing an arts and crafts activity. In this moon lesson, 1st graders explore the geography of the moon and discuss the importance it has for people living on Earth. Students create a replica moon model and read several children's stories regarding space science.
Students explore space science by researching the people involved with it. In this famous explorers instructional activity, 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.
Students research space science by conducting an in-class experiment. In this eclipse activity, students identify and illustrate what happens during both a solar and lunar eclipse. Students utilize light bulbs, poster paper, styrofoam balls and coloring utensils to conduct an eclipse demonstration prior to creating a presentation poster.
Third graders examine space science by creating a model in class. For this solar system lesson, 3rd graders utilize the web to research the nine planets in our system, their relation to each other and individual characteristics they each have. Students create a solar system model using arts and crafts which they present to the class.