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Feast your eyes on some of the most beautiful and important art of the Renaissance, including paintings, sculptures, and architecture. The slides take care to detail the characteristics of each art form, but the presentation really lends itself to the interpretations of the viewer - just as the finest art tends to do. They will truly see history with new eyes after this sumptuous experience.
Students identify the main components of the solar system. In this earth science lesson, students order the planets according to their distances from the Sun. They differentiate planets from dwarf planets.
A unique lesson on the solar system, and some of the mathematics associated with it, is here for your high schoolers. Pupils are put into groups of four, and each group is assigned one of the planets from our solar system. They must perform mathematical conversions and calculations to determine their planet's distance from the sun. Two excellent worksheets are embedded in the plan, which will make implementation quite easy. Very good!
Young scholars, in teams, design and construct models of two planets, one hot and the other cold, using a variety of materials. They attempt to create the models out of substances that will actually show the greatest temperature differences by either reflecting or absorbing heat from a light source.
Students make several models of the solar system to learn the positions of the planets in the solar system as well as relative distances and sizes. Creation of these models will help them identify the planets by size, shape, color, features, and position in the solar system. This lesson also includes practice of key vocabulary words as well as the skills of asking and answering specific questions.
Sixth graders complete a unit of lessons on the solar system. In small groups, they participate in a Webquest, watch movies, complete graphic organizers, and answer questions, create a model of the planets, and develop a Powerpoint presentation.
Students investigate the solar system and its moons. They conduct research in groups to find information. Also the teacher uses models of the planets in order to teach different facts about the solar system through the use of demonstrations.

Explain This!

4th - 5th
For this writing worksheet, students read 11 facts about how a Venus flytrap hunts its prey. Students use these facts to write an explanation in their own words.
Students learn along with Ms. Frizzle's class. In this Magic School Bus lesson plan, students explore outer space as they visit the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars in order to learn about our solar system.

The Solar System

9th - 12th
Young scholars construct a sketch of the planets in our solar system using concentric circles and angles. In this solar system lesson plan, students plot the position of each planet on concentric circles using graph paper. The sun is included and a ray is drawn due East to serve as a distance scale and an angle reference. This allows young scholars to determine where and when a planet will be visible on any given date.
Eighth graders create TV commercials about the planets. In this activity on the planets in our solar system, 8th graders study characteristics of the planets in our local system as well as how TV commercials are made. Students will choose one planet and create a TV commercial about that planet using cameras and computers.
Students explore the concept of myths conveyed through art. In this art history lesson, students examine "Three Goddesses" and discuss the state of the world at the time that Nollekens created the sculptures as they analyze the pieces.
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, high schoolers respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Galileo's contributions to science. 
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. 
Learners explore the possibility of being on Mars and being able to identify the Earth.  For this space lesson students complete a set of calculations to see if this is possible. 
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!
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.
In this comprehension instructional activity, 3rd graders read the Greek and Roman myth of Cupid and Psyche and draw a picture of what they read. Students read 5 pages.
Students participate in a quiz activity designed to review and check mastery of given concepts.
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.

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