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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 3 Views 3 Downloads
Impact Craters: Holes in the Ground!
Students simulate crater formation through a lab activity. In this space science lesson, 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 3 Views 16 Downloads
The Lunar Cycle
Sixth graders discover the importance of the Moon to our planet and the different cycles it goes through. In this space science lesson, 6th graders utilize the Internet to investigate one phase of the moon and the view we have from Earth. Students create a presentation for their classmates using a flashlight and ball to demonstrate one phase of the moon.
6th Math 3 Views 15 Downloads
Night Sky Observation
Students explore space science by completing an observational worksheet. In 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 8 Views 13 Downloads
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 11 Views 41 Downloads
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 3 Views 31 Downloads
Searching for Life on Mars
Students describe the environmental conditions in Mars. In this space science lesson, students draw a Martian critter based on a fictional story read to them. They identify the special features an organism must have to survive in Mars.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
New Review 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 8 Views 2 Downloads 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.
11th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Butterflies in Space
How does gravity affect the life cycle of a butterfly? Learn first-hand what types of investigations astronauts perform in space by following along with one of NASA's experiments. Create butterfly habitats in the classroom with specific factors to be studied (learners choose what to study).
K - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
It's time to soak up the sun! Youngsters read about active and passive solar heating systems, then they collaborate to create a miniature solar-heated building. Provide a variety of materials for them to incorporate and watch their designs take shape!
3rd - 12th Science 62 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Measuring the Wind
When earth scientists or mini meteorologists are learning about wind, they can participate in an engineering activity in which they will design and construct an anemometer. A thorough overview of different types of anemometers is included for learners to read, making this a way to address Common Core State Standards for scientific literacy in addition to meeting several Next Generation Science Standards.
3rd - 12th Math 47 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Designed