The Night Sky Teacher Resources
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Once In a Mega-Moon
When the moon is waxing and you are in the middle of a lunar unit, assign this activity as extra credit. Observers mark the apparent diameter of the moon on a card when it is low in the sky, and then again a few hours later when it is up high.
1st - 4th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Story of the Solar System
There is more to the solar system than the typical study of the sun and planets. Launch a study of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets by watching the video The Story of the Solar System, available for purchase through this resource on the Discovery Education website.
3rd - 6th Science 76 Views 541 Downloads
Small Angle Calculations
Students work with circles, angles and estimating angles in the night sky. For this circles and angles lesson, students practice measuring a degree using the circumference of a circle and apply the degree to determine a way to use their hands take measurements.
4th - 7th Math 4 Views 26 Downloads
Create Your Own Constellation Mini-Project
When looking up at the night sky, there are many familiar constellations that most people can identify. However, someone had to point those out and create the related mythology. Put your pupils in the place of the creators and invite them to make their own constellations and compose related myths to go with their constellation.
4th - 8th Science 6 Views 4 Downloads
My! What a Sky!
First graders read "Goodnight Moon" or "Day And Night" and discuss what they see in day and night skies. They read and sing lyrics to the "Day and Night" song. They identify objects in the sky as day or night objects. They illustrate day and night skies.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 23 Downloads
Students complete an in-depth study of the known planets in the solar system. As a class, students identify the planets that are known in the universe, in the night sky. They explain the differences between planets and stars and the prograde and retrograde motion of the planets.
3rd - 5th Science 13 Views 35 Downloads
Students investigate the planets in our solar system. They conduct research using a variety of resources in order for students to make cognitive connections with the demonstrations made by the teacher. Students discover how to recognize the planets in the night sky, and how planets and stars differ from each other.
3rd - 5th Science 9 Views 42 Downloads
Students study Mars and other plants in the night sky. In a planetarium setting using Digitarium planetarium system, students identify the Big Dipper and Polaris. They explore the major differences between the planets and the stars. Characteristics of Mars is discussed.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Let the North Star Tell You Where You Are
Students participate in activities in which they find the Big Dipper and locate the North Star in the night sky, examine the relationship between the angle to Polaris and latitude, and determine latitude by using an astrolabe.
5th - 8th Science 9 Views 22 Downloads
New Review Greek Mythology Activities
Find all you'll need for a comprehensive, engaging unit on Greek mythology here! This resource is packed with worksheets and activities on everything from how to write a myth and the roles and symbols of the major Greek gods to oracles, omens, and identifying types of conflicts in literature.
6th - 8th Language Arts 103 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Basil Heatter, "The Long Night of the Little Boats" - Grade 8
“It was a miracle.” Basil Heatter’s “The Long Night of the Little Boats,” which details the miraculous rescue of the British army from the shores of Dunkirk in 1940, is featured in a series of exercises that ask class members to read, reread, paraphrase, and discuss the text before crafting an essay about the piece.
7th - 9th Language Arts 107 Views 103 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lone Dog's Winter Count: Keeping History Alive
What is oral tradition, and what unique tool did the Native Americans of the Northern Great Plains use to help them remember their complex histories? Through pictograph analysis, discussion, research, and an engaging hands-on activity, young historians discover the process the Nakota people used to design their winter counts to chronicle their history.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 51 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students examine the stars and constellations. In this Seven Stars lesson plan, students manipulate logarithmic formulas to discover star properties. Students read the story of the Seven Stars in the Crow culture and discuss the brightest stars as viewed from Earth.
11th - 12th Math 31 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What is an Aurora?
An impressive animation explains the earth's awe-inspiring auroras. The contributions of high-energy particles from the sun collide with our neutral atmospheric atoms. Explained are the roles of solar wind, plasma, the magnetosphere, coronal mass ejection, magnetic storms, oxygen and nitrogen atoms, photons, sunspots, and solar flares.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 21 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable