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First graders reinforce concepts about sun, moon, day, night and sky by playing the Sky Jeopardy game. In the end, 1st graders get to nibble crackers in order to show the different phases of the moon.
Students investigate the galaxy. In this solar system unit, students explore stars and constellations. This unit is composed of two lessons and activities. Students investigate the life cycle of stars and constellations. Resources provided.
Ninth graders investigate how ancient cultures viewed their world in terms of astronomy. They read and discuss an informational handout, construct an astrolabe, and locate stars and constellations using star charts.
In this planets worksheet, students read a detailed 3 page text about the planets in our solar system. Students then complete 21 true/false and multiple choice questions about planets.
Students investigate weather. They record local weather daily to post onto a website, create a flyer about severe weather and weather safety, and develop a slideshow presentation about things in the sky and the seasons.
First graders explore completing experiments through the scientific method.
Sixth graders create a simulated constellation in a darkened room using flashlights. They discuss how light travels, and the distances between stars in a constellation. Each student creates a model of the constellation of Orion.
Students study about the phases of the moon and create a picture of the night sky. They use Super print or Kid Pix to create the picture. Students also decide if the picture they have chosen is good for seeing moon and stars or not.
Learners are introduced to the branch of science known as astronomy. They discuss stars and constellations and then view the night sky using a portable digital planetarium projector. They identify a variety of constellations and discuss the stories behind them.
Students review the concepts of the branch of science known as astronomy. They discuss stars and constellations and then view the night sky using a portable digital planetarium projector. They identify a variety of constellations using a map and then discuss the cultural stories behind them.
Students become familiar with constellations. For this space science lesson, the teacher introduces constellations by showing students the star patterns and reading myths. Students, observe the stars nightly, then choose one constellation to research and write a report about.
Students use a compass and their hands to find positions of stars and planets in the night sky or of the sun during the day.
These full-color handouts feature two activities. The first is a reading on comets, meteors, and meteoroids. Your space science learners will examine ten phrases and determine which of the three each characterizes. The second activity involves a Web Quest in which participants visit websites about black holes, gravity, and the use of robots in space exploration. These activities are most appropriate for your upper elementary scientists.
Students examine the various constellations they can see at night. After listening to an expert speak, they discover how the Earth rotates and how that affects the constellations. To end the lesson plan, they make a representation of their favorite constellation.
Students explore the concept of light pollution. In this environmental stewardship lesson, students conduct science investigations that require them to collect and analyze information regarding light pollution so that they may propose plans of action to reduce the pollution.
For this space science worksheet, students find the words that are related to the observations made of constellations and other related puzzles.
Learners compare distances in space. In this space science lesson, students explore what a light year is. They create a poster advertising a transportation method that travels at the speed of light.
Students examine facts, myths, and legends linked to the appearance of comets throughout history. They explore various websites, identify properties of comets, describe the path of a comet, and identify a fact and legend associated with comets.
Here is an interactive book activity through which learners explore the facts and stories about comets. The plan is comprehensive, providing background information, standards met, vocabulary, assessment ideas, and more. Though the content revolves around scientific facts, there is plenty of material here to create an interdisciplinary experience.
Use the Internet and other reference sources to gather information on the Mars spacecraft. They create a trading card displaying information learned during research being sure to record all data and references used.

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