The Night Sky Teacher Resources
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Students study the history and cultural interpretation of a celestial body or constellation. They create technology based presentations of the information.
The Sky Jeopardy
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.
Beyond the Solar System
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.
The Wanderers: Planets of Our Solar System
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.
Stars and Constellations
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.
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.
Constellations: Pictures in the Sky
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.
Have you seen the man on the moon?
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.
Students 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.
Star Maps and iPads: Explore The World Above
Use these helpful stargazing tips and tools to enjoy the night sky this summer.
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. In this space science instructional activity, 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.
Azimuth and Altitude
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.
Space Science: Adventure is Waiting
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.
At Issue: Light Pollution
Learners explore the concept of light pollution. In this environmental stewardship instructional activity, 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.
Observing The Sky
In this space science worksheet, students find the words that are related to the observations made of constellations and other related puzzles.
What's All the Buzz About Light Years?
Young scholars 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.
Comet Myths, Facts and Legends
Middle schoolers 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.
Comet Myths, Facts, and Legends
Here is an interactive book lesson 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.