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Ceres and Pluto: Dwarf Planets as a New Way of Thinking about an Old Solar System
Students examine the new categories of planets and how planets were reclassified. In this solar system lesson students complete activities using Venn diagrams and images of planets.
Can an Astronaut on Mars Distinguish Earth from its Moon?
High schoolers explore the possibility of being on Mars and being able to identify the Earth. In this space lesson students complete a set of calculations to see if this is possible.
First Lines from Shakespeare
You may know famous quotations from Shakespeare's plays, but do you know how the plays start?All twenty-five questions in this helpful resource consist of the opening lines of a Shakespeare play for which you choose the title. Test your knowledge with this quiz!
Women Are From Venus, Men Are From Mars, But How Did They Get There?
Students conduct a poll to determine how different people get to a particular location. In this problem solving lesson, students ask both men and women to describe how they get to a particular location. Then, they determine the frequency of absolute and relative location in terms of gender. Students will graph their results and draw conclusions based on statistical data.
Timing the Transit of Venus
Students calculate elapsed time and look for patterns.
In this planets worksheet, students read about Mercury, Venus, and Earth and then complete 21 multiple choice, 2 true or false, and 1 short answer question.
Flying Through the Solar System
Students create a model of the solar system out of candy. They write a book about their travels through the Solar System, beginning at age ten and reaching Pluto at age seventy.
Cupid and Psyche
In this comprehension worksheet, 3rd graders read the Greek and Roman myth of Cupid and Psyche and draw a picture of what they read. Students read 5 pages.
The 'Solar' System Past and Present
Students identify cardinal and intermediate directions, recognize that models changes due to new or improved observations and technology, identify the major characteristics of the planets including their positions in the solar system, identify the relationship of astronomy and astrology, identify the origin of the names of the planets, and identify technological improvements resulting in improved observation in astronomy.
Solar System Bead Distance Activity
Students comprehend the distances between the Sun, planets, and small objects in the Solar System. They create a model demonstrating the scale distances of the Solar System using astronomical units that have been converted into a 10 centimeter scale.
Solar System Bead Distance Activity
Students create a scaled solar system model using colorful beads. In this space science lesson, students convert AU units into metric measurements. They arrange the planets according to their distances from the sun.
Workin' (More Than) 9 to 5
Students explore the roles of men and women in the work force. They explore how each one should balance family life. They develop questions that are about men and women and how they perceive their roles at work, home and in leisure time. Students are evaluated on their hypothesis created and why they feel men and women are treated differently in the workplace if this is the results of their survey.
Solar System Scale and Mnemonics
In this solar system activity, students respond to 1 short answer question after reviewing memory strategies for remembering the planets.
The Inner Planets
In this planets learning exercise, students review the characteristics of the inner planets: Mars, Venus, Earth, and Mercury. This learning exercise has 15 multiple choice questions.
Looking at Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes
Students read about a god, goddess, or hero and compare two images of him or her.
Pupils 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.
In this astronomy test, students answer 50 true/false and multiple choice questions about the relationships of the earth, moon, and sun. The test also includes questions about the solar system, galaxies, and the universe. An answer key is included.
In this famous people worksheet, students answer short answer questions about famous people. Students complete 24 short answers.
In this comprehension worksheet, 2nd graders read a Greek myth titled Atalanta and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 5 questions and draw a picture.
Bringing the Solar System Down to Earth
Students develop a scaled down model of the solar system. In small groups, they calculate the scaled-down diameters of the planets and the sun, the scaled-down distance of the planets from the sun, complete two charts, and create a model of the sun and planets using their data.