The Night Sky Teacher Resources
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Learners 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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 33 Downloads
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.
4th - 8th Science 17 Views 66 Downloads
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.
4th - 6th Science 5 Views 49 Downloads
Young scholars 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, they make a representation of their favorite constellation.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
At Issue: Light Pollution
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.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 25 Downloads
Comet Myths, Facts and Legends
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.
6th - 8th Science 7 Views 38 Downloads
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.
5th - 8th Science 9 Views 34 Downloads
What is a Metaphor?
The use of metaphors really paints a picture in the reader's mind. Get your class using metaphors in their writing by studying them first. This learning exercise has four simple metaphors, and the reader must identify which two things are being compared.
6th - 8th Language Arts 51 Views 211 Downloads
Three Bears and Three Goats in the Morning Sun
First graders listen to the story Three Bears from the book, Three Tales of Three, focusing on the one-to-one correspondence while counting various items in the story. They create pages for the number 3 for their counting books.
1st Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Phase In, Phase Out, the Magnificent Moon
First graders discuss why the moon appears to change shape. They use flashlights and balls to simulate the sun's light shining on the moon during its different phases. They read books, paint pictures and write sentences about the moon.
1st Science 5 Views 14 Downloads